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Green-Leaved Big Boston Lettuce, new and highly successful variety, originated in France 


Stokes Seed Farms Co. 



1. African Marigold 2. Celosia cristata 3. Celosia plumosa 4. Mexican Fire Bush 5. Marvel of Peru 

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Your Flowers Are Ready for the Mails 

HIS page of flowers is the only exception to the "vegetables only" standard 
which we have adopted for the duration of war. They will be given away 
with every order for vegetables, large or small. We believe in war economy, 
but we believe also in good cheer. The above, all grown on our Windermoor 
Farm, added a touch of color for thousands of train-loads of people who 
passed during the summer, and by means of this offer they will radiate cheer 
through thousands of war gardens in the United States during the coming summer. 



- JAN 21 19 8 

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For portentous events have occurred since last Good Friday and, although the task before us is a long, 
hard one, we must see it through with a fine heart. The year has passed here with a satisfactory record 
* of accomplishment. Some of our men have joined the colors, others of us have been told officially to keep 
■ at the business of seed production. Windermoor Farm has done well, better than ever before; but only 
about 5 per cent of our supply can be grown here. The other 95 per cent is a different story. A severe 
European winter, a torrid California summer, early September frosts in Michigan, Minnesota, and 
Ohio, the general shortage of labor, and the prevaihng high market prices have affected the world's 
seed supply more seriously than ever before. 

' I 'HE feehng of security in producing your own vegetable garden is certainly a very real factor for 
every suburban dweller. A well-managed garden means fresh vegetables in the summer and a 
quantity of canned products for the winter months. At the same time, you are doing your part toward 
refieving the demands of the transportation facilities of the railroads, as well as substituting your garden 
products for the much-needed ceteals and meats which our Allies are crying for. The Food Administra- 
tion slogan, "Home-grown is best," is, therefore, true in more ways than one. 

WAR GARDENS this past year were responsible for alleviating the general food situation to the 
extent of several milfion dollars. No doubt you had certain discouragements from time to time, 
due to weather or other conditions beyond your control. Nevertheless, we cannot but feel that you are 
all continuing the good work again this year with renewed spirit. "Our lives of mediocre endeavor" 
are no more, for there is a war to be won and we must strain every possible effort toward that end. The 
seed supply is short, but if everyone purchases his or her supply with care, it will hold well through the 
season. The careful planter will send in his seed order much earlier than usual. A productive vegetable 
garden should be a very real source of enjoyment on an otherwise rather difficult and uncertain prospect, 
but we must all "carry on" unto the end, for everyone knows that America has the "will to victory." 


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Snapshot of the late Walter P. Stokes, taken during an in- 
spection trip to the 
Cauliflower fields 
of Copenhagen 

A typical European seed farm 

Holland — now between "the devil and the deep sea." With a stncc seed enioargo 
it is not likely we will receive our usual supply of spinach seed 

THESE photographs were taken during the last European crop-inspection trip of Walter P. Stokes, the lamented 
founder of our business. We felt that a change from present horrors back to scenes of peace and plenty would 
be welcomed by our friends, and especially so, as so many of you had a real friendship with our much-loved 

leader, who took all but one of the above. 



Stokes Seed Farms Company, MooRestown, New Jersey 


A reXl factor in the N/^tW 



One of the big railroad signs on Windermoor Farms 


Asparagus has made for itself a recognized place as a standard vegetable which can be counted on every year to bring in the first 
early money. It is a crop which has been grown successfully on a large scale by a great many progressive farmers, and a well-started 
bed is one of the very best farm investments. Being unable to procure a sufficient quantity of our old S. S. Giant Green seed supply, 
we have, of necessity, returned to the two standard varieties, Conover's Colossal and Giant Argenteuil. 

2 Conover's Colossal (Seed) 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilt). 15 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

10 Conover's Colossal (Roots) 

One-year-old, 15 cts. per doz., $1.25 per 100, by prepaid 
parcel post; $4.50 per 1,000 by freight or express at pur- 
chaser's expense. 

Two-year-old, 20 cts. per doz., $1.50 per 100 by prepaid 
parcel post; $5 per 1,000 by freight or express at purchaser's 

4 Giant Argenteuil (Seed) 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V41b. 15 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

12 Giant Argenteuil (Roots) 

One-year-old, 15 cts. per doz., $1 per 100 by prepaid 
parcel post; $4.50 per 1,000 by freight or express at pur- 
chaser's expense. 

Two-year-old, 20 cts. per doz., $1.50 per 100 by prepaid 
parcel post; $5 per 1,000 by freight or express at pur- 
1 chaser's expense. 


We are this year listing two standard bush varieties and two standard pole varieties, viz., Fordhook Bush and Henderson's Bush, 
or Sieva; and the Dreer's Improved Pole, or Shotwell, and the King of the Garden, or Ford's Mammoth-Podded Pole. This is a slight 
change from the varieties listed last year, the changes being made on the recommendation of the men at our Varietal Conference. 

35 Fordhook Bush 

As a standard bush Lima Bean, the Fordhook now holds first 
place. The demand for it has increased every year and it has done 
more to replace the pole Lima than any other one variety. This 
Bean is 43^ to 5 inches in length, each pod containing from three 
to five large beans of exceptional quality. The dried Beans are 
oval in shape, very thick, and white with a greenish tinge. The 
seed offered this year has been grown under ideal conditions and 
has been harvested so that there is a minimum of cracked seed 
in the sample. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4, post- 

36 Henderson's Bush Lima, or Sieva 

A small-podded, very early type, growing in a compact bush 
form. There will be from two to four seeds in each pod. The 
quality is excellent. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4, post- 

42 Early Leviathan Pole 

Of all of the old varieties, this is the earliest and at the same 
time almost as productive as any other Lima Bean under culti- 
vation. The pods are uniformly straight and are produced in 
even cluster. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4, postpaid. 

44 King of the Garden, or Ford's 

This Bean was introduced some thirty-five years ago, being 
developed from a selection of the Large \\'hite Pole Lima. It is 
very similar to the old Ford's Mammoth Pole, as introduced by 
Johnson & Stokes in 1893, and of late years these two Beans 
have been used almost interchangeably by the seed trade. This 
Bean is a great climber, very productive and late in season, hav- 
ing a long bearing season. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4, 




The Bean crop has again been a near failure the country over, owing to damage done by inclement weather during the growing 
season as well as severe early September frosts. With Beans, as with sweet corn and peas, we are adopting the cental system — selling 
by the pound instead of by the bushel. If planters who have been accustomed to ordering by measure will figure on a basis of fifteen 
pounds to the peck and sixty pounds to the bushel for Beans, there will be very little confusion. Certainly when planters become 
accustomed to buying all their seed by weight, it will be a far more satisfactory arrangement for everyone. It is cause for regret that 
we find it necessary to ask such high prices again this year for seed Beans, but our trade can rest assured that the quality is fully up 
to standard in every respect. 

We are listing the Bountiful Bean again this year. The Dwarf Horticultural we are eliminating, as we have found it very difficult 
to obtain satisfactory seed stock; and as there is not a large market for this variety, it should place no hardship on our trade. As usual, 
we recommend the Giant Stringless as being probably the best of the green-podded sorts. 

Culture. — Early in the spring, after the ground is perfectly warm and danger from frost is past, sow in drills 2 inches deep and 18 
inches to 2 feet apart, dropping the Beans 3 inches apart in the drills. Hoe frequently, keeping the ground stirred all summer, but do 
not hoe when the leaves are wet, or rust will result. Plant every two weeks for succession. Pick pods as soon as they are fit for use. 
Two pounds will plant 100 feet of drill; 100 pounds one acre. Fifteen pounds are equal to about 1 peck 

7 Giant Stringless 

Introduced eighteen years ago by Johnson & Stokes, and now one 
of the most largely grown garden and market varieties. Plants very 
erect when young, free from runners, early intermediate in season, 
of moderate bearing period and very productive. The pods are about 
6 inches in length, slightly curved, dark green in color, extremely 
brittle, absolutely stringless and without fiber. A magnificent Bean 
either for the home table or for the market. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 
10 lbs. $4.25, postpaid. 

9 Red Valentine 

Earliness is the feature of this variety. The Beans are fully matured 
within six to seven weeks after planting. The pods of this Bean are 
smaller than the Giant Stringless Green-Pod. They are light in 
color, of medium length, curved, somewhat stringy, but of splendid 
quality and probably known better by large and small planters than 
any other variety in existence. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. 
$4.25, postpaid. 

13 Early Refugee 

This Bean is extensively used where long shipments are necessary. 
While not so fleshy as the Red Valentine, it, nevertheless, makes good 
snaps for home use. They are very similar to the Late Refugee in 
color of seed and shape of pod, but the season is much earlier and 
the vine larger than that variety. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs., 
$4.25, postpaid. 

11 Black Valentine 

This Bean is not recommended for private use but as a market 
Bean it is one of the best in the entire list. It is unsurpassed in hardi- 
ness, excellent for shipping and one of the most uniformly productive 
handsome-podded varieties we know of. It is not a Bean, however, 
that is liable to give entire satisfaction to market-gardeners' cus- 
tomers. The pod is longer and larger than the Red Valentine and 
will mature about one week later. Somewhat subject to anthrac- 
nose in rainy seasons. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4.25, 

15 Late Refugee 

A variety which has been sold in this country for ninety-four 
years, but with all its age is still in tremendous demand by all who 
desire a late-maturing variety. It is particularly popular with the 
southern gardeners for northern shipping and with canners. The 
pods are about 5 inches long, round, slightly curved, medium green 
in color and more productive than the Extra-Early Refugee. Pkt. 
10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4.25, postpaid. 

17 Bountiful 

A green-podded, stringless, flat Bean of splendid quality. It is one 
of the earlier varieties and has established a permanent place amongst 
the Beans of its class. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4.25, 
I postpaid. 


20 Round-Pod Kidney Wax (Brittle Wax) 

Introduced in 1900 by Johnson & Stokes, and now listed by nearly 
100 seed firms. The name Brittle Wax has been applied to it by one 
seedhouse. The dried seeds of this Bean are almost white in color. 
The snap pods, somewhat variable in size, are very long, curved, 
round, medium yellow, extremely brittle and absolutely stringless. 
The pods are borne equally above and below the foliage. The season 
is medium early. A magnificent Bean for market or home consump- 
tion. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 60 cts., 10 lbs. $4.50, postpaid. 

22 Currie's Rust-Proof Wax 

This early and productive variety is one of the most largely grown 
of all Wax Beans. It is a splendid shipper, and has uniformly straight, 
light yellow pods about 6 inches long, and flattish oval in shape. The 
dried seeds are solid black in color. This Bean is perhaps more sub- 
ject to anthracnose than any in the list. It is not a good Bean for 
home consumption as it is tough and stringy, but its splendid appear- 
ance offers a good sale on the produce markets. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 
cts., 10 lbs. $4.25, postpaid. 

24 Improved Golden Wax 

This Bean is considered to be one of the most reliable of the ex- 
tremely early wax-podded sorts, suitable either for home or market 


consumption, shipping qualities quite fair and, except for a greenish 
tinge which sometimes appears under certain growing conditions, of 
beautiful appearance. Its season is rather short. Pods are 5 inches 
long, straight, oval, deep yellow in color and stringless. Pkt. 10 cts., 
lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4.25, postpaid. 

26 Sure-Crop Stringless Wax 

A comparatively new Bean which is becoming more and more 
popular every season with all classes of our trade. The strong, vigor- 
ous vines produce rich yellow pods, slightly curved, 6 to 7 inches 
long and nearly Yl inch wide. It is absolutely free from strings and 
of excellent quality. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4.25, post- 

28 WardwelTs Kidney Wax 

An equally satisfactory Bean for home-garden, local markets or 
long-distance shipping purposes. The medium yellow pods, uniform 
in size and nearly 6 inches long, are brittle and stringless. As with 
the Currie's Rust-Proof, they are subject to anthracnose during rainy 
seasons. This Bean is one of the most largely grown wax varieties. 
It is, however, more subject to disease and to climatic conditions 
than some of the other sorts listed above. This is proof of its quality. 
Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 60 cts., 10 lbs. $4.50, postpaid. 



Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moores town, Jersey^ 


One ounce will sow 60 feet of drill; five pounds will sow an acre 

Our trade will recognize certain varietal changes in our Beet list this 
year, these being in accordance with the decisions brought out at the 
Varietal Conference in our office this last winter. The European Beet- 
seed crop has been practically a failure for reasons well known, and our 
supply, therefore, is coming very largely from American-grown stocks. 
For the information of our customers we might say that we propose to 
have a four-acre field of Crosby's Egyptian Beet growing on Windermoor 
Farm this coming season. Anyone interested in seeing just what stock of 
roots we are using will be notified as to the day on which we propose trans- 
planting our roots. An opportunity will thus be afforded to all interested 
to see exactly what stock we will have to offer for the coming season, and 
orders may be placed for this identical stock. A postal card will be suffi- 
cient to advise us that you are interested in knowing the day on which 
these roots will be taken out. 

60 Crosby's Egyptian 

Probably the most largely used Beet, both in the operations of the 
market-gardener and for the average American home-gardener. It will 
produce roots fit for the table more quickly than any other sort. This* 
variety is not well suited for forcing or transplanting as is the Flatj 
Egyptian but, nevertheless, produces roots fit for use at an early date. 
The matured roots are decidedly larger and much less flattened and 
distinctly lighter in color than the latter variety, and the zoning is 
distinctly lighter. The earliest roots, under favorable con- 
ditions, will be fit for use within fifty days from planting, 
and the bulk of the crop will be taken off in fifty-five to sixty 
days. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vi^b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, post- 

Detroit Dark Red Beet 

64 Early Eclipse 

This variety is especially desirable either for the home-garden or 
for bunching. It will mature under favorable conditions in about 
sixty days. The round, slightly top-shaped roots are bright red in 
color and are about 2}^ inches in diameter when matured. The 
interior is a bright red, zoned with pinkish white. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
20 cts., V^lh. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

Crosby's Egyptian Beets 

62 Flat Egyptian 

This Beet must not be confused with Crosby's Egyptian, 
as they are not similar in apy way except in earliness. Flat 
Egyptian is the best forcing Beet under cultivation. This Beet is 
also used in a large way for canning purposes, reaching a suitable 
canning size in from forty-five to fifty-five days, according to 
weather conditions. The matured roots of this Beet are flatter 
and smaller than the Crosby. The color is a very dark red and 
the interior a dark blood-red, zoned with a lighter shade. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

68 Lentz Extra-Early 

This Beet is in great demand by our local Philadelphia County 
trade. It is also being grown with success by market-gardeners in 
widespread parts of the country. The seed is grown every year for 
us by local market-gardeners who fully understand the value of 
producing stock which is absolutely true. Lentz Extra-Early 
matures in about fifty-five days, and the dark red root is most 
deliciously sweet and tender. The inside is zoned red and white. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

66 Detroit Dark Red 

One of the most universally planted of all varieties. The can- 
ning industry uses tremendous quantities of it. It is considered 
the best by most home-gardeners, and commercial vegetable- 
growers are putting in thousands of acres every season. This 
Beet will mature under favorable conditions in about sixty days, 
but reaches a size suitable for canning in about fifty days. Its 
great advantage over all other early Beets is its deep red color, 
which makes it a favorite among all classes of planters. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilh. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

70 IVIodel Red Globe 

A Beet similar to the Detroit Dark Red except that it is slightly 
later in the season, is more globular in shape, and retains its rich 
blood-crimson color when canned or pickled. The quality is 
superb, being much sweeter than some of the extra-early varie- 
ties. It will mature in about fifty-five to sixty days under favora- 
ble conditions. It is very generally uniform in shape, having a 
small tap-root and a smooth bulb free from rootlets. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., Yilh. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

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72 Bastian's Half-Long Beet 

One of the most important Beets in our trade, and therefore one about which we have 
taken a great deal of care to assure our customers of trueness to the original type. The 
stock we offer is grown and selected on our Windermoor Farm, and we stand back of it 
with the full assurance that it will give as good satisfaction as any half-long Beet which 
has ever been produced. As a late Beet for winter and spring use it is unexcelled. The 
roots are deep red in color, very smooth and uniform. The interior is a rich red, zoned 
with a lighter red, and the flesh is sweet and tender. It retains its eating qualities longer 
than any other sort we-know of. When matured, the root is about 33^ inches in diameter 
and will mature under favorable conditions in from sixty to sixty-five days. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., V^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 


SWISS CHARD, Giant Lucullus 

This excellent but little-known vegetable is sometimes listed as Silver or Spinach Beet. 
It is used extensively for its large, tender leaves and leaf-stalks which are cut just as you 
would cut spinach. Later in the season the broad, flat, wax-like leaf-stems are cooked and 
pickled as celery. It is a vegetable which is worthy of a place in every garden but it is too 
little known by the majority of planters. We feel that market-gardeners have not taken it 
up as extensively as they should. 

By all means the best strain of Chard to be had. The stalks are nearly as thick and broad 
as rhubarb, and from 10 to 12 inches long below the leaf. The plant is from 2 to 2J4 feet 
high. The leaves are heavily crumpled or savoyed, and are very crisp and tender. Sown 
outdoors the usable size is reached in nine to ten weeks, but the leaves may be cut earlier than 
this. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vi'b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 

Giant Lucullus Swiss Chard 



As a succulent feed for all classes of live-stock, especially milch cows, Mangel-Wurzel Beets rank second only to ensilage. In 

some sections where the silo is not being used by dairy farmers, the Mangel-Wurzel is especially 
popular. Mangels should be fed to dairj' cows immediately after milking, as if they are fed in 
large amounts before milking they sometimes taint the flavor of the milk. For the best results 
the seed should be sown early in May, and the crop should always be harvested before the hard 
freezes come on in November, as the portion above the ground is damaged by the cold weather. 
The roots are then gathered and stored in a cool, damp place away from freezing weather, or 
may be buried in the ground the same as turnips. 

85 Giant of Battles 

This variety has made an excellent reputation with farmers who desire a high percentage of 
feeding value together with a large yield to the acre. The roots grow cylindrical in shape, with 
solid flesh. One of the best points of this variety is that a large portion of the Mangel grows above 
ground, making it easily pulled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^lh. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

87 Mammoth Long Red 

T his variety is sometimes known as Jumbo, Norbitan Giant, or Colossal. It is perhaps the most 
universally used Mangel Beet, and deserves this popularity. It forms extremely large, long, straight 
roots, making its yield to the acre exceptional. A single specimen of this variety often weighs 
twenty to thirty pounds. The feeding value of this variety is very good, but it ranks second to one 
or two other varieties in regard to quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 


of Battles 



91 Giant Half-Sugar Rose 

Like the Giant of Battles this variety grows a large part of its root above ground. It has a 
large sugar content, and is used for sugar-making as well as for cattle-feeding. The roots are rose- 
colored and exceptionally smooth for a Mangel Beet. It is also a very heavy cropper. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., 141b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 


Stokes Seed Farms Qompany, Moorestown, New Jersey 


100 Early Jersey Wakefield 

The most largely known of all extra-early pointed- 
head varieties. Early Jersey Wakefield will mature 
about one week later than the Stokes Earliest 
(Etampes), producing a considerably larger head 
than that Cabbage and being of a very firm, solid 
texture, the quality of which is excellent. The 
heads keep firm for a considerable length of time 
and this, of course, is an important factor when it 
is grown as a field crop. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 45 cts., 
141b. $1.40, lb. $4.50, postpaid. 

102 Charleston or Large 

The particular merit of this Cabbage is the fact 
that it will produce an exceedingly large head quite 
early in the season, being only about six days later 
in maturing than the Early Jersey Wakefield. It is a 
sort which is very generally used by all classes ot 
planters, and on the whole gives splendid satis- 
faction. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vilb. $1.60, lb. 
$5.50, postpaid. 

108 Copenhagen Market 

A Recognized Standard Variety 

This magnificent Danish Cabbage has earned for 
itself a permanent place with American gardeners. 
It is as early as Charleston Wakefield, but its habit 
of growth is round rather than pointed as is the 
latter variety. We do not advise anyone to sow 
Copenhagen Market in the fall for transplanting in the spring, 
as there is danger of its shooting to seed before forming a head. 
As an early spring Cabbage of the roundhead type we know 
of no rival. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 cts., Vilb. $1.65, lb. $6, post- 

110 Early WInnigstadt 

Among the Best (Medium-Early Sorts 

Early Winnigstadt is a hard, sharply pointed Cabbage which is 
a sure cropper for, owing to the texture of its dark green leaves, it 
does not suffer from insects and diseases as some other less 
hardy varieties unfortunately do. Early Winnigstadt is well 
adapted for kraut, and is very often used as a winter Cabbage 
when the seed is sown late. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vilb. $1.40, 
lb. $4.50, postpaid. 

Copenhagen Market Cabbage 

117 Early Flat Dutch 

A very valuable and economical second-early variety. The 
plant is short-stemmed, upright and with few outer leaves; con- 
sequently the rows can be set close together. The heads are 
nearly round, with a slightly flattened top, very solid and uni- 
form in shape and size. This 
variety is slightly earlier than 
Early Summer Cabbage, which 
we discarded one year ago owing 
to its similarity to Early Flat 
Dutch. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts., 
V^lb. $1.60, lb. $5.50, postpaid. 

127 Danish Ballhead 

(Grown in Denmark) 

Our entire output of this 
magnificent winter Cabbage is 
grown for us in Denmark, and 
we feel that the seed which we 
are ofi'ering is of as high quality 
as can be obtained. Danish 
Ballhead is a long-stemmed 
variety of unfailing popularity 
due, no doubt, to its adaptabil- 
ity to all soils and conditions 
and the fact that it is a sure 
header and magnificent keeper. 
Thousands of acres of Danish 
Ballhead are put in everj^ year 
as the splendid, round heads 
are very solid and cannot be 
excelled for storage. It is 
b\ all means the most popular 
\,irietv for winter storage, 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vilb- 
$1.45, lb. $5, postpaid. 

Danish Ballhead Cabbage 

115 All-Head Early Cabbage 

A second-early sort of the flat type which has become very 
popular among large planters, probably due to the fact that it 
has a very deep-set head which increases its bulk very appre- 
ciably. All-Head Early is used very extensively for kraut and 
also can be carried through the winter by means of late plant- 
ing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vilt)' $1-45, lb. $5, postpaid. 

130 Late Flat Dutch 

One of the old standard late winter Cabbages. The deep, 
flat heads are as solid as a rock and have excellent keeping 
qualities. It has a reputation for producing more tons to the 
acre than any other Cabbage under cultivation, and by some 
is used in preference to the late Danish variety. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 40 cts., Vilb. $1.25, lb. $4, postpaid. 

120 Succession (All Seasons) 


A feature of this Cabbage is its remarkable resistance to hot 
sun and dry weather, in addition to the fact that it remains in 
condition for use probably longer than any other variety. It is 
altogether an intermediate variety either for late summer or 
autumn use. The heads are nearly round, slightly flattened but 
solid and of excellent quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vi'b. 
$1.40, lb. $4.50, postpaid. 

133 Mokor, or Volga 

Among all the multiplicity of varieties of Cabbage this one still 
holds its own with unfailing popularity. Not only as a winter 
keeper but as a spring Cabbage for southern planters it is equally 
successful. The heads are round, of compact growth, light gray- 
ish green in color and 10 to 12 inches in diameter. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 50 cts., Vilb. $1.60, lb. $5.50, postpaid. 

All-Head Early Cabbage 

13S Drumhead (Hard-Heading Savoy) 

The success we have attained with Savoy Cabbage during the 
past two seasons among Philadelphia gardeners has been highly 
encouraging. Hard-Heading Savoy is a Cabbage which is well 
savoyed and of a fine deep color. In trueness to type and in 
iieading qualities we believe it is unexcelled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
50 cts., y4lb. $1.40, lb. $4.50, postpaid. 

140 Red Danish Stonehead 


Recent trials of this Cabbage have proved that it is one of the 
truest to type in our entire list. Red Danish Stonehead forms a 
dark red head not so large as Mammoth Red Rock but more 
solid, and its rich coloring extends farther into the center of the 
head. Growers desiring a Red Cabbage which is absolutely true as 
to type can do no better than use our strain of Red Danish Stone- 
head. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vilb. $1.60, lb. $5.50, postpaid. 



This little-known vegetable has had a wide sale, as it makes a 
most delicious salad if properly grown. It seems to be a cross or 
hybrid between cabbage and Cos lettuce. Under good conditions 
it makes a large head, 15 to 18 inches high by 6 to 8 inches in 
diameter. It bleaches a beautiful greenish white. There is a 
variance in the type, some growing more nearly round than 
others, though the variety we are selling makes a long head. The 
heads are almost as firm and solid as cabbage, but the texture 
of the leaf-stalk is as tender as celerj' or lettuce. It has a fine, 
delicate flavor, far better than cabbage, and more like the flavor 
of the imported French endive, or chicory. It is served on the 
table like lettuce, with French dressing, or it makes a lovely 
cole-slaw, dressed exactly as when made from a head of cabbage. 
When cooked like a cabbage it is very delicate in flavor, tasting 
more like cauliflower, though we prefer it served raw. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 30 cts., V4\h. $1, lb. $3.50, postpaid. 

Pe-Tsai, Photographed at the Seabrook Farms, Bridgeton, N. J. 

At the Vegetable Banquet, held in Springfield, 
Mass., at the time of the Convention of the Vege- 
table Growers' Association of America, Pe-Tsai 
was served as a delightful salad. 

Stokes Seei> Farms Company, Moorestown^^^New Jersey 



One ounce will sow about 125 feet of drill; 4 pounds will sow an acre with rows 14 inches apart 

150 Chantenay (Rubicon) 

1 he most universally used Carrot for all outdoor crop purposes. It is earlier than Danvers Half-Long, and will average some thirty 
to forty tons to the acre. The root is somewhat stump-rooted. Its average length will be between 5^4 ^nd 6 inches, tapering slightly 

from well-set shoulders. 
The surface is smooth 
and a deep orange in 
color, and the flesh is 
very crisp and tender, 
probably the best qual- 
ity of Carrot which we 
offer. One of its best 
features is the fact that 
it is ready for table use 
at almost every stage 
during its growth. This 
is not only of conven- 
ience to the home-gar- 
dener but is also valu- 
able to the market- 
gardener who can thus 
take advantage of a 
higher market. The 
great productiveness 
and the ease with which 
Rubicon can be har- 
vested have made it a 
desirable stock -feeding 
sort which, regardless 
of the slightly higher 
price in seed over the 
cheaper varieties, is very 
often used for this pur- 
pose. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
20 cts., Vilb. 75 cts., 
lb. $2.50, postpaid 

Danvers Half-Long 


Saint Valery 


Nine Hundred and Sixty Dollars Gross from Two and One-Half Acres of Stokes' 

Rubicon Carrot 

Barton Brothers, of Marlton, New Jersey, purchased 6 pounds of our Chantenay Carrot. This seed was planted on 2}^ acres of ground 
sown 21 inches apart for horse cultivation. From this planting the Bartons took off 35,000 bunches of as fine Carrots as ever went into the 
Philadelphia and New York markets. As Mr. Barton says, they seemed to be just what the market was looking for. An average gross 
return of $340 per acre has made Barton Brothers pretty well satisfied with their investment and with the result that they ordered 20 
pounds from the same stock for the coming season. It is this intimate personal service which Stokes Seed Farms Company is able to 
offer the trade that has been responsible for a large measure of our success. 

152 Danvers Half-Long Carrot 


A second-early Carrot which, no doubt, has attained its popularity 
because of its adaptability to all classes of soil. Danvers Half-Long 
is one of the old types of Carrot, and although it resembles Rubicon 
in many ways, it differs mainly in its slightly longer season and 
shape of root which will average from 6 to 8 inches, tapering uniformly 
to a blunt point and being slightly smaller in diameter than the 
Rubicon. The color of the flesh is a rich, deep orange, and the 
quality is most exxellent. This Carrot is not entirely free from a 
core of a lighter color than the exterior layers of flesh. For this reason 
we do not advise its use by canners, but this does not affect its value 
for any other purposes. Pkt. 5c., oz. 20c., Vi'b. 75c., lb. $2.50, ppd. 

158 Oxheart, or Guerande 


A Carrot very largely used for hard, stiff soils, for it is the easiest 
to harvest under such conditions. The tops are comparatively small, 
with roots 45/^ to 5 inches in length and 31 2 to 4 inches in diameter. 
The flesh is a deep orange and of magnificent quality when pulled 
young. Oxheart will produce more tons to the acre than some of the 
other varieties and is very often used for stock purposes. For horses, 
or as winter food for milch cows. Carrots cannot be surpassed and we 
would recommend a more general use of them by farmers for this 
purpose, Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., V4lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 

154 Early Scarlet Horn 


This is the standard early forcing Carrot. The roots are quite 
small, attaining a length of only about 3 inches. When young this 
Carrot is of the very finest quality. The roots are reddish orange in 
color and the tops small. Care should be taken to harvest the crop 
before it passes the eating stage. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., V^lb. 75 
cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 


156 ^dini vdicry the long orange type) 

It is grown most successfully in rather light soil, as other%vise the 
harvest is sometimes difficult. Care should be taken to prepare the 
ground deeper than with other varieties, as Saint Valery is from 2 to 
3 inches longer than such Carrots as Rubicon or Danvers. We have 
discarded the Long Orange in favor of St. Valery because of the supe- 
rior appearance of the latter variety. Its color is reddish orange and 
its season follows very closely the Danvers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 5 
Vilb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 

160 Yellow Belgian 

The standard Carrot for stock purposes. The roots of this variety 
grow to about 12 inches in length, somewhat tapering and with a 
yellow flesh. It is a big yielder and is generally considered the best 
Carrot for stock purposes. The root of this Carrot protrudes above 
the ground about one-third of its length, thus making harvest com- 
paratively easy. Yellow Belgian is no more hardy than any of the 
table varieties and, therefore, must be pulled before the killing frosts 
come in the autumn. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., Vilb. 45c., lb. $1.50, ppd. 


Stokes ' Standard Seeds^ >^.^ Qarden Qjti<J Farm 




Up to this time vegetable-growers and home-garden planters do not seem to have recognized the value of Brussels Sprouts. Only a 
very small proportion of the private gardens have this most delicious of vegetables included, and very few vegetable-growing districts 
make a specialty of it. A large interest has been taken in it by the cauliflower men on eastern Long Island, where it is intercropped exten- 
sively and where it has proven to be a splendid money-maker for all who have taken it up. The plant resembles cabbage, the edible part, 
however, being in the small leaves or "sprouts" which grow on the stalk at each leaf-joint. The culture of this vegetable is very generally 
the same as for late cabbage except that the leaves are broken down in the fall to give the little heads more room to grow. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
20 cts., V4lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 


Culture. — Cauliflower is best adapted to growth in a cool, moist climate, as it rebels against heat, dry weather and low humidity. Cli- 
matic conditions, however, seem to have very little effect on one of the newer varieties which has been introduced within the last few seasons — 
Danish Dry Weather — for with this new Cauliflower inland growers have had a marked degree of success. Overhead irrigation has proved to 
be of value to crops under such circumstances. Cauliflower plants are a little more tender than cabbage, and should not be sown until after 
March 1 in the latitude of New Jersey. One ounce will produce from 2,500 to 3,000 plants. 

Earliest Snowball Cauliflower 

172 Earliest Snowball 

A Quick- Maturing Sort 

Unquestionably the earliest strain of Cauliflower under culti- 
vation. This variety is well adapted for home gardens or com- 
mercial use. The seed of Snowball which is offered is grown in 
Denmark by a man in whom we have every confidence. The 
results so far attained from this Cauliflower have been most excel- 
lent. The plants of this variety are very compact, with few 
short, outside leaves, thus allowing more plants to the acre than 
some varieties. The heads when blanched are pure white and 
are of the very best market size, being solid in their makeup. 
Snowball is altogether one of the most attractive Cauliflowers i 
that we know of. It is by ail means the earliest-heading variety 
under cultivation and can be grown commercially or privately 
with equal advantage. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. $4, Vi^b. $12.50, 
lb. $40, postpaid. 

174 Danish Dry Weather (Giant) 

To all who are not situated in cool, moist climates we would 
advise Danish Dry Weather. It has proved the most adaptable 
strain for growing under hot and dry conditions. Very often success 
has been attained with this variety where others proved a total 
failure. This Cauliflower will mature about one week later than 
Earliest Snowball. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. $4, '/41b. $12.50, lb. $40, ppd. 

170 Alabaster 

Early Dwarf Erfurt 

Where the very early market is no consideration, we would advise 
everyone to plant this variety of Cauliflower. It will mature into 
magnificent heads about one week later than Earliest Snowball, and 
experience has proved that it is one of the surfest-heading sorts in the 
entire list. It is similar in most respects to Earliest Snowball, being 
of dwarf growth, and the short outside leaves forming a pure white 
head when protected. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. $4, V4lb. $12.50, lb. $40, ppd. 


S. S. Golden Self-Blanching Celery 


The most important variety to the American Celerj^-grower is, of course, the Golden Self-BIanching, and, although there is 
a tremendous demand for some of the winter-keeping Celeries, such as Meisch's Easy-Blanching, Winter King, etc., there is no deny- 
ing the fact that the man who knows where to obtain a true stock of Golden Self-BIanching Celery can usually be counted on to 
understand the most important point about his business. Again there will be hundreds of carloads of Stokes' Celery shipped out of 
Florida this winter, but this is not our only source of business for this variety. The following report comes from Mr. Henry 
Greffrath, of South Lima, N. Y., regarding our S. S. strain of Golden Self-BIanching. 

"The strain of Celery proved the best I ever grew. It is admired by all who see it. Was offered $4 per crate field run for car 
loaded the other day when other strains were selling at $3 per crate. Have you got seed of same strain? If so, please quote price." 

S. S. Golden Self-BIanching 


For the benefit of the most critical Celery-growing trade, we are pleased to state that we have carried over again this year a 
quantity of proven seed, which has been put through the most thoroughgoing possible tests and found to be equal to anything in the 
country. Of this seed, we have at the present writing (October 29) 500 pounds, which will all be sold in one-pound packages, 
which packages will all be numbered consecutively from one to five hundred. In this way our trade will know positively that 
they are receiving the original tested seed and, therefore, are taking no chances as to the quality. Fifteen dollars spent for a 
pound of seed will make a difference of considerably over one thousand dollars in the crop one way or the other according as that seed 
proves good or bad. Because of the tremendous losses which would be entailed by the poor quality of seed, we do not feel that we or 
our trade should be taking any chances. Therefore we are very willing to go to a little extra trouble and expense to cover you. 

For the uninitiated, we would describe Golden Self-BIanching as the standard early Celerj- of the United States. It is of splendid 
quality and will be ready for use earlier in the fall than any other Celerj- under cultivation. The matured stalks are of medium size, 
thick and stocky, and with yellowish green foliage. The inner stems and leaves blanch as the plant matures. Pkt. 10 cts., V4oz. 40 
cts., oz. $1.40, Vilh. $4.75, lb. $15. 

196 Winter Queen 

One of the old standard winter Celeries. Its main points of 
excellence are its splendid keeping qualities and the magnificent 
quality of the blanched Celerj' after it is brought out from the 
pit. AVinter Queen has a larger heart than any other sort listed. 
It has broad, heavy stalks which are of convenient length for 
packing. Advised for either home or market use. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., V^lb. $1, lb. $3.50, postpaid. 

192 White Plume 


The chief feature of White Plume is its beautiful appearance. 
It has light green leaves shading nearly white at the tips, and 
will find a ready sale on almost all markets. As the plants mature 
the inner stems and leaves turn white, but in order to give it the 
very best appearance the plants should be artificially blanched 
before being placed on the market. We do not recommend this 

variety for home use as it has a very flat flavor and in fact is 
almost bitter. The buying public, however, does not seem to 
remember the flavor of early Celer\' from one year to another 
and, therefore. White Plume usually finds as good markets if 
not better than anv other variety the whole winter through. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., Vilb. $1.25, lb. $4.50, postpaid. 

194 INofault Giant 

An American variety, introduced by Walter P. Stokes in 1912, 
which has since become very popular. It is earlier and larger 
than White Plume, and fully as large as Golden Self-Blanching; 
very solid and of excellent flavor. It is by far the best white 
Celery that we know of, and can be sown very early without 
running to seed. It originated in a block of Giant Pascal, having 
the size and quality of the parent, but with a distinct self-blanch- 
ing habit, which runs wonderfully true to type. As a table 
Celery we know of no superior. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., y4lh. 
$1, lb. $3.50, postpaid. 


Stokes * Standard Seeds^^^^ Garden ojmcl Farm 



This magnificent new variety was put out last year under the name of New Easy-Blanching Celery. Unfortunately it has been 
put out under a number of names, which include Sanford, Newark Market, Easy-Blanching, etc. The fact that it is an easy-blanching 
Celery and that Mr. Sebastian Meisch, a North Jersey market- 
gardener, was responsible for its origination commercially, made 
us definitely decide at the Varietal Conference held here that 
Meisch's Easy-Blanching should be the standard name. 

Meisch's Easy-Blanching will mature just after the Golden 
Self-Blanching season is over. The general color is pale green, 
with a slight yellowish tinge, which gives it a blanched appear- 
ance. The inner stalks, at a very early stage of growth, blanch 
to a rich golden yellow, so that the usual banking work is elim- 
inated. If stored properly, this variety will keep all winter with- 
out difficulty. Its eating quality is ideal, for it is entirely free 
from stringiness, very tender, and has an aromatic flavor. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. $1.50, y^h. $5, lb. $20, postpaid. 

198 Giant Pascal 

A good variety for fall and early winter use. Its good quality 
is shown in the fact that it is so tender and crisp that it has to be 
handled with great care to prevent breaking. The stalk is of 
medium length and blanches to a beautiful whitish yellow color. 
The stalks are very thick and nearly round in the upper portions 
but are flattened out toward the base. A green-leaved variety 
which was developed some years ago from Golden Self-Blanching, 
and is recommended either for home or market use. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., y/^\>. $1, lb. $3.50, postpaid. 

200 Winter King 

A late green Celery particularly well adapted to muck-land. 
It is a quick grower and will blanch in ample time for the Thanks- 
giving and Christmas markets. Its growth is rather short; stalks 
heavy and robust with joints well up on the outer leaves, thus 
making a very attractive variety for the market. It is absolutely 
free of pithy, stringy stalks, and is of splendid quality. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 35 cts., Vilb. $1.25, lb. $4.50, postpaid. 

203 Columbia 

An early-maturing Celery resembling the Golden Self-Blanch- 
ing in many particulars. The round, thick stalks are of the Pascal 
shape, when properly blanched, the heart is a beautiful light 
golden yellow. It will mature close after the Golden Self-Blanch- 
ing and is recommended for all purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., 
Vilb. $1.25, lb. $4.50, postpaid. 

Meisch's Easy-Blanching Celery 

208 Sutton's Prize Pink 


We cannot say too much for the quality of this splendid English Celery. We believe from our trials that it is the finest-flavored 
of any of the red Celeries. Without any hesitation, we would say that it is the most delicious in flavor of any Celery we ever had 
on our table. Sutton's Prize Pink grows to a medium height and is blanched without serious difficulty. Where market-gardeners 
have a private trade, where quality counts above everything else, this Celery will make a bigger hit than anything they could pos- 
sibly do for their constituents. The slightly tinted stalks make a very attractive appearance when served. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., 
y4lb. $1.25, lb. $4.50, postpaid. 


209 Giant Prague 

This variety is the most popular among American Celeriac-growers. The roots, globular in shape, are comparatively smooth, 
and we consider it the most satisfactory sort to be had. Celeriac is used in salads or boiled the same as carrots or parsnips. It is a 
high-class vegetable and deserves much wider recognition by all classes of growers. It should receive about the same treatment as 
celery. Plant in rows 2 feet apart and 6 inches apart in the row. Roots should be used when about 2 inches in diameter. Giant 
Prague will be found a good keeper if properly packed under ground or in a dry cellar. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., V41b. $1, 
lb. $3.50, postpaid. 


l^i Stokes Seed Farms Qdmpany, MooRES town, New Jersey 

stokes' Double-Barreled Best Sweet Corn 


Early September frosts in Minnesota and Ohio — our chief Corn-growing states — have very- seriously affected our crop, as a large 
portion of it has gone soft in face of the unseasonable temperatures. As a result, good Sweet Corn will be scarce and hard to get, as 
IS the case with peas and beans. We are adopting the cental system, the selling by weight rather than by measure. It is particu- 
larly desirable with Sweet Corn, as there are varying ideas as to the weight per bushel in various states and the cental system will 
straighten matters out. Fifty pounds per bushel has been the standard weight for most varieties in most states. Experienced planters, 
therefore, will estimate their seed requirements on that basis. 

We will call particular attention to Stokes' Double-Barreled Best, it being a variety of our own introduction four years ago, dur- 
ing which time it has gained in popularity tremendously. The stock from which we offer this seed was grown right here on our own 
Windermoor Farm and can be very highly recommended. We believe it is not only the best Corn for market purposes but will prove 
to be one of the finest table varieties under cultivation. A full, detailed description is given of this variety in its proper place. 

Our old customers will note that we are discontinuing Early Mayflower as well as Snow Cream Table. The Early Mayflower is 
being replaced by a special stock of Extra-Early Adams, which is the earliest and most profitable white Corn that we know of. It is 
not a Sweet Corn. Mammoth White Cory is being given its true variety name, viz., White Cob Cory. We are placing Early Mam- 
moth in the place of Early Evergreen, as the latter is entirely unnecessary with the far superior Double-Barreled Best at hand. 

One pound will plant 150 hills; 10 pounds will plant an acre 

260 Stokes' Double-Barreled Best 


Nineteen-eighteen will be the fourth season for the commercial use of this variety and, having grown our entire 
stock here on Windermoor Farm, we offer it to our trade with every confidence that it will produce for you one of 
the most valuable Sweet Corn crops you have ever grown. Not only is it the finest table variety that we know of, 
but we can say unqualifiedly that it will make more money for the grow-er from one end of the season to the 
other than any other sort that we know of. By successive plantings it is possible to have Double-Barreled Best on 
the market just after the Extra-Early Adams and Golden Bantam are over with, and from that time running 
until frost. Stokes' Double-Barreled Best was given its name primarily because of its almost unfaihng tendency to 
produce two fully matured ears to the stalk. We believe we are honest in saying that it is unsurpassed by any 
main-crop Sweet Corn under any cultivation. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, postpaid. 

240 Golden Bantam 


This variety leads all others in sweetness and eating qualities. It is also a decidedly early Corn and is, perhaps, second only to 
Early Mayflower in this respect. The stalk grows from 4 to 5 feet high and has the ear placed about half way up the stalk. Golden 
Bantam is a rich creamy yellow which deepens into orange when ripe. The ear is 6 to 7 inches long, having eight rows to the ear. It 
is mostly well filled up to the end of the ear and makes a verj- desirable appearance on the table. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. 
$4, postpaid. 

241 Extra-Early Adams 

The hardiest Corn for table purposes under cultivation. Its sugar content is very much lower than any other Sweet Corn illus- 
trated herein, but, if used when comparatively young, it is bound to be a very palatable eating variety. The ears are from 8 to 10 
inches long and, coming on the market when there is no other local competition, it has found a very definite place in the work of the 
market-gardener. The stock which we offer was secured at a great deal of expense from one of our local Burlington County farmers. 
This seed has been protected by the River Front Growers for a number of years, as this early white Corn has found a very important 
place on the New \'ork market. The entire lot which we offer was grown on our own farm this past season. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 
10 lbs. $2.50, postpaid. 


^ Stokes' gxANPARg Seeds ^^/^^ Garden Farm 

Stowell's Evergreen Corn 

244 White Cob Cory 

White Cob Cory has been recognized for years as one of the very best early Sugar Corns. It matures about the same time as 
Golden Bantam, but has not the quality of that variety. The stalks grow about 4 feet in height, and the ear is from 6 to 7 inches 
in length, containing twelve or fourteen rows. On the market the ears of this variety make a very favorable impression, and its popu- 
larity with growers for market stamps it as one of the leading Sweet Corns. Our seed is 
from the finest stock which we are able to procure, and it will be found to be one of the 
best types of White Cob Cory ever offered. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $3.25, 

262 KendePs Early Giant 

This variety matures in midseason and is not an extra-early Corn as the name might 
imply. The stalk grows about 53^ feet in height, bearing an ear 8 to 9 inches in length 
and containfng twelve or fourteen rows. It matures in about seventy days from planting, 
and the length of the ear makes it a desirable market variety. The quality is not 
exceptional, although very good, and other varieties can be more highly recommended for 
home-garden use. The seed which we offer is grown under our own supervision, and only 
the very best ears have been saved for seed. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $3.25, 

264 Early IMammoth 

Early Mammoth matures about a week after Kendel's Early Giant and about ten 
days earlier than Stowell's Evergreen. The stalks grow about 63^ to 7 feet; the ear con- 
tains sixteen or eighteen rows and averages 7 to 7}/2 inches in length. The quality is 
superior to Kendel's Early Giant. On account of its maturing a week to ten days earlier 
than Stowell's Evergreen, it is recommended for the northern sections where that some- 
times does not fully mature. It is an excellent midseason variety and, in our estimation, 
is second only to Double-Barreled Best. Crop failed. 

270 Country Gentleman (Shoe-Peg) 

Country Gentleman, or Shoe-Peg, needs little introduction to most planters. The 
exceptional quality and depth of grain make it one of the best eating varieties. Besides 
this, it remains tender and fit for use longer, perhaps, than any other sort. The stalk grows 
6}^ to 7 feet high; the ears are from 6 to 7 inches in length and are well filled at the ends. 
The eating qualities of this variety are very good, and the small cob allows room for full 
development of deep, sweet kernels. The stalks often bear two and three ears each. 
Customers are never disappointed when they plant this for home or market use. Pkt. 
10 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $4, postpaid. 

275 Stowell's Evergreen 

This is perhaps the best-known and most largely used variety of Sweet Com now 
sold. The ears are very white, having deep-set kernels of exceptional eating quality. 
The ears average 7 to 8 inches and have sixteen or eighteen rows; the stalks grow 7 to 
73^ feet in height. The late maturity of this variety makes it more suitable in sections 
not too far north, where Early Mammoth should be recommended. Stowell's Evergreen is 
one of the most tender and best eating varieties of the whole list. The seed has been grown 
under the most careful supervision, and we can heartily recommend it. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 
45 cts., 10 lbs. $3.75, postpaid. 


Country Gentleman Sweet Corn 

WindermooT Wonder Cvcumber 

^ ^ Windermoor Wonder Cucumber 



Owing to the severe frosts in Michigan during the nights of September 9 and 10, we lost our entire Winder- 
moor Wonder Cucumber crop. We are fortunate, however, in having carried over at least a small portion of seed, 
and this we are wilhng to dispose of in quarter-pound quantities, offering it to our trade while it lasts. Winder- 
moor Wonder has gained many friends during the first year of its commercial existence and will be found to sur- 
pass any varieties of the long, dark green type where a Cucumber from 10 to 12 inches is desired. There were 
some splendid specimens at the National Vegetable Show last September, at which place it created a most excel- 
lent impression. 

Windermoor Wonder is a cross between Enghsh Telegraph and Davis Perfect. The outstanding feature is 
its intense green color to the very tip. It has been known to yield at least fifty per cent higher than Davis Perfect 
under the same area of glass, and because of its beautiful color, which it holds after its maturity, it will outsell 
any others of its class, as it holds its fresh appearance several days after picking. The seed-cavity is small, which 
is in its favor as a slicing variety. It may be grown out-of-doors as well as under glass and, if climatic conditions 
are anywhere near what they should be for its growth, stock of greenhouse quality can be grown, as its color 
will hold in the hottest sun where others will fail. 

Pkt. 10 cts., V20Z. 60 cts., oz. $1, l^lb. $3.50, postpaid 

Evergreen Whit2 Spine Cucumber, grown at Windermoor (see next page) 


^ Stokes' gTANPARg Seeds ^^/^i^ Qarden ond pARjvf 
310 Evergreen White Spine Cucumber 


The White Spine variety of Cucumber has been a leader for many years, and with the special care in growing this variety for 
seed, we can recommend it above all stocks which we have been able to secure. The fruits average about 7 inches in length and are 
blunt at both ends, being especially well rounded at the stem end. The skin is a dark green, showing some white stripes, but this is 
being eliminated so far as possible by selection. The flesh is very tender, crisp and white, making an excellent slicing variety, for which 
it is mostly used. Our strain is especially prolific for the variety, and nearly all the fruits are very uniform in shape, size and color. 
We believe it superior to any stock of White Spine we have ever offered. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vi^b. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 



The Klondike is somewhat later in maturity than the White Spine and is selected to a darker green color. This dark green skin and 
the fact that it holds this extremely dark color for a long- period are its chief characteristics, making it a decided favorite with south- 
ern growers for long-distance shipment to the North. The fruits are blunt at the stem end and taper slightly at the bloom end, aver- 
aging about 8 inches long and the white stripe is very insignificant. The vines are extremely hardy and rich green in color. This va- 
riety is also very prolific and for market purposes cannot be surpassed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

314 Davis Perfect 

This variety is also one of the White Spines. It forms fruits 10 to 12 inches in length. These are very dark in color, tender and 
are very suitable for table use. The vines are hardy and vigorous and continue bearing for a long period. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
V4lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

320 Long Green 

This variety is growing in popularity year after year, especially in the eastern states. It is the first of the black-spined varieties, 
and is used extensively for pickling purposes. The fruits are extremely long, frequently 12 inches, having a uniform dark color and 
run very even in shape and size. The seed we offer under this 
variety is especially cared for, reselected, and can be depended 
upon in every way. The vines of the Long Green are very 
vigorous and productive and for a heavy yielder this variety 
can be especially recommended. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., '^lb. 
35 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

324 Green Prolific, or Boston Pickling 

In describing this variety we feel that we have something 
very superior to most strains of Boston Pickling. The stock is 
especially uniform and the yield per plant is especially notice- 
able. The vines are a rich dark green in color, bearing fruits which 
have a large number of black spines on them. It is both an 
early variety and a heavy yielder, which makes it very popular 
with a large number of our customers who grow for the pickling 
factories. The stock is one of the most uniform which can be 
procured and the seed which we offer here will not disappoint our 
customers in any way. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 35 cts., 
lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

330 West India Gherkin 

This is the smallest variety of Cucumber on the market and 
is not used very extensively. However, there are still a number of 
our customers who desire a small, uniformly shaped variety. The 
seed should be sown in an especially fine, well-prepared seed- 
bed, and care should be used in planting, as it is rather hard to 
germinate, requiring two to three weeks. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., V^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 


Packing Klondike Cucumbers in Florida. These reach the northern 

Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moores town. New Jersey 

Five Vegetables Used as Salads 

220 CHICORY (French Endive) 


This delicious vegetable should be better known in this coun- 
try. For some time French gardeners have been exporting their 
product to this country, and if it is possible for them to make a 
profit on it even with ocean freights added, there is no reason why 
American gardeners should not take it up more generally. The 
seed is planted in May or June, and in the fall the roots are 
planted in the earth in a dark cellar or under a greenhouse bench. 
The crisp leaves should be cut from time to time, as new leaves 
soon come to take their place. French Endive salad is becoming 
more and more popular in our large hotels and restaurants. Pkt. 
30 cts., oz. $1.25, postpaid. 


The culture and uses of CoIIards are very much the same as 
for cabbage and kale. They withstand the heat better and, 
therefore, are quite largely grown in the southern states. Georgia 
Collard is the most common variety, forming a loose rosette of 
leaves which, when blanched, are very tender and of delicate 
flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., V^lb. $1, lb. $3.50, postpaid. 


Corn Salad is also known as Lamb's Lettuce, or Fetticus. It 
makes a delicious salad and is very often used in place of lettuce 
when it is not possible to procure that. Its flavor is very mild 
and the quality is excellent. It is usually sown late in the autumn 
in this latitude and the plants are covered over during the winter. 
One ounce will sow 18 square feet; six pounds will sow one acre. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., '^Ib. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 


In order to get the best results from Dandelion, it is best to 
sow the seed in the spring, thin the plants to 12 inches apart, culti- 
vate well during the first season and then mulch them slightly 
over the winter. Early the following spring the plants will be 
ready for use and as greens will be greatly improved if blanched. 
This will also remove part of the bitter taste and will make the 
leaves more tender. Even then Dandelion greens should be boiled 
twice to remove the bitterness. The seed of Dandelion is all 
imported, and there is some danger of shortage this season. 
One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill. 

340 French (common) 

A strain which has been selected and improved so that in its 
present form it is wonderfully true to type and is a decided 
improvement over the old and more common strain. It is very 
early and of strong vitality. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 85 cts., V^lb. $2.75, 
lb. $10, postpaid. 

342 Improved Thick-Leaved 

A variety noted for its thick green leaves and dark green color. 
It is compact in growth, forming an upright tuft in the center. 
This variety is in everv way superior to the common French. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 60 cts.", Vilb. $2.25, lb. $8, postpaid. 


EXTRA CURLED (Pepper Grass). Fine flavor; will cut 
several times. Crop failed. 

UPLAND CRESS. Perennial; grown same as spinach; flavor 
resembling water cress. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., V41b. $1, 
lb. $3.50, postpaid. 

CCCDl A MX One ounce will produce 
L U vJ r LA 1 1 I about 1 ,000 plants 

352 Mew York Improved Purple 

This Eggplant will mature about one week later than the 
earliest variety, and is, as the name indicates, a smooth deep purple 
rather than black. The stenl is smooth and free from thorns. 
This has long been a standard among planters in the eastern 
states, and where earliness is no consideration is not surpassed 
by any other kind. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vilh. $1.60, lb. 
$5.50, postpaid. 


New York Improved Purple Eggplants 

Endive is a splendid salad, particularly used during the fall 
and winter months. It is also used for garnishing and flavoring 
purposes. It can be grown early in the spring if it is so desired, 
but it is usually planted in June, July, or August. Its habit of 
growth is verj- similar to lettuce, although more roorn should be 
left between the individual plants. In order properly to blanch 
the hearts, the outer leaves should be tied with string. 
One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill and produce about 3,000 

360 IVIammoth Green Curled 

This variety forms a rosette 20 inches broad, not very full at 
the heart but very finely cut and divided, which, with its dark 
green color, makes a beautiful appearance. The center blanches 
verj' readily to a beautiful golden white. It is very highly 
esteemed by all classes of planters and is largely used for salad 
purp>oses. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., ^^lb. 50c., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

362 Giant Fringed, or Oyster 

The beautiful, creamy white heart of this variety is, no 
doubt, responsible for its popularity as a salad. It is 
slightly larger than the Green Curled described above and 
is preferred by some planters. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
l^lb. 50 cts.," lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

364 Broad-Leaved Batavian(Escarolle) 

This variety forms a rosette of about 15 inches in diame- 
ter. While the leaves are toothed at the edges and more or 
less twisted, they are not finely cut as the two varieties 
described above. Although this is not a self-blanching 
variety it comes nearer to it than any other sort. It is 
best, however, to tie this at the proper time in order to get 
the best results. The inner leaves are particularly tender 
and crisp and have a very agreeable flavor. This variety is 
in larger demand than any other Endive under cultivation. 
Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., Vilb. 50c., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 


Mammoth Green Curled Endive 

See page 18 

Giant Italian Leek 


The culture of Kale is very similar to cabbage, and it is thought 
by some to be the original type of cabbage. It is more hardy, 
however, and is very often sown iii August and September and 
covered during the winter. The flavor of Kale is improved by 
frost if not too heavy. 

370 Siberian, or Improved Long-Standing 

A vigorous, spreading variety. Its color is light green. It is 
also almost absolutely hardy and is in large demand by certain 
classes of trade. The leaves are very large, with frilled edges. 
Pkt. 5 cts.^ oz. 20 cts^,, Vi^^- 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 

372 Dwarf Green Curled Scotch 

A dwarf Kale with finely cut leaves, quite hardy and in general 
use for winter greens. It is by far the most attractive Kale 
under cultivation and this, no doubt, accounts for its large 
demand in the northern markets during the winter, as it very 
often takes the place of parsley. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Y4lh. 
75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 


This vegetable is in quite large demand in certain markets, 
and has many points in its favor. It belongs distinctly to the 
onion family. The leaves are flat and the stems cylindrical with 
practically no bulb. In order to grow long, tender, white stalks, 
it is advisable gradually to build up the earth as in celery. This 
will insure a long stem which, of course, is the edible portion. 
The plants should be thinned to 6 inches apart in the row and 
spring planting is advisable. 

390 Giant Italian (Carentan) 

This, we believe, is the most desirable sort for home or market- 
E;arden purposes. It very often attains a size of 3 inches in 
diameter and will blanch to a pure white. The quality is mild 
and tender and it is a good keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
l^lb. 80 cts., lb. $3, postpaid. 


Kohlrabi belongs to the same class as cabbage and cauliflower,, 
but presents a marked variation from each. The edible part 
of this turnip-shaped vegetable grows above the ground. It 
must be used before it is too old in order to have it at its best. 
Seed should be sown early in the spring, in rows 18 inches apart, 
and later thinned to 6 inches apart in the row. The bulbs growing 
on the surface of the ground should be cooked when about 
Inches in diameter. Plant in July for fall use. 

375 White Vienna 

This variety is in more general use than the Purple described 
below. Its very light green color, no doubt, gives it a quicker 
sale, and the fact that it is considerably earlier also is in its 
favor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid. 

377 Purple Vienna 

A coarser- 
growing va- 
riety, some- 
what later 
than the one 
above. Its 
color is a dark 
purple — thus 
its name. The 
plant is taller 
and the leaves 
larger and 
should be set 
farther apart 
in the row 
than the 
White Vienna. 
It is very 
similar to the 
White Vienna 
except for this 
Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., 
Vilb. $1, lb. 
$3.50, ppd. 

White Vienna Kohlrabi 


Stokes Seed Farms Qdmpany, Moores town. New Jersey 

445 Green-Leaved Big Boston 


For some time we have been making a strong 
effort to procure a stock of Big Boston which was 
absolutely free from any red tinge. We felt all along 
that such a Lettuce would command a higher price i 
on the markets, and experience with this one has 
proved it, for even in our most depressed markets 
of this past season our Green-Leaved Big Boston 
averaged 15 cents per box over any Big Boston 
Lettuce offered. This, we feel, is as strong a test 
as it could possibly have. Green-Leaved Big Boston 
is about two weeks earlier than our S. S. Big 
Boston. Its heads are large, uniform and of a 
bright green color with positively none of the usual 
red t-i-nge. If you have been looking for a Big Boston 
Lettuce which is a sure header and all green in 
color, you cannot do better than fall back on this 
magnificent new Lettuce. All the stock which we 
offer has been thoroughly tested for purity and 
found to be about 99 per cent true to tvpe. Pkt. 
M> ets., oz. 25 cts., V^lh. 75 cts,, lb. $2.50, ppd. 

440 S. S. Big Boston 


Big Boston is the most generally used Heading Lettuce in 
"this country. The selected type of the matured plant has very 
compact, well-defined, broad, well-blanched heads with very 
broad outside leaves, mostly smooth and having a light brownish 
red border. Big Boston will mature in seventy-eight days from 
the sowing of the seed. The heads will weigh approximately 
one pound under normal conditions. The seed is white in color. 
The quality of Big Boston is only fair and, therefore, is recom- 
mended as a market-garden variety, although its reputation 
carries it into a good many home-gardens. It succeeds especially 
well in either spring or autumn but is not recommended as a 
summer variety. It is a splendid shipper, sure header, reliable 
and hardy. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., y^lh. 45c., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

442 Bigger Big Boston 


Anyone desiring a Lettuce of the Big Boston type which is 
slightly larger in its growth, but otherwise having the same 
; general characteristics, could do no better than plant Bigger 
Big Boston. The past season's results of our market-garden 
trade with this variety, which was introduced by Walter P. 
Stokes three years ago, have been very gratifying. Bigger Big 
Boston will mature in about the same time as Big Boston, and 
has very much the same general appearance except for the size 
of the head. It is especially advised for early spring or late 
summer planting as it has a tendency to blast under midsummer 
heat. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

444 May King 

After a number of years without this variety, we have decided 
to reinstate it as one of the sorts which should be in every com- 
plete catalogue. We have made this decision very largely 
because of the popularity of May King as a greenhouse and out- 
door Lettuce. Its solid, round head makes it a splendid shipping 
variety. It is hardy as well as very early and it is particuhirly 
recommended for spring or fall planting. The leaves are light 
green, which will be slightly tinged with brown under certain 
climatic conditions. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Yilh. 45 cts., lb. 
$1.50, postpaid. 

Green-Leaved Big 
Boston Lettuce 

455 Salamander 

A Lettuce for which there are over fifty synonyms, among the 
most common being Dreer's All Heart, Sensation and Black- 
Seeded Tennis-Ball. Its high merit and adaptability to all pur- 
poses is, no doubt, the reason for the verj^ general renaming 
this variety has received. It is decidedly a butter variety, strictly 
cabbage-heading, large to medium in size, maturing in about 
seventy days, and standing well before shooting to seed. The color 
is light green, never spotted or brownish in any part; quality 
excellent and highly recommended for both private and market- 
gardens, being of a verj^ sweet flavor, a sure and reliable header, 
an excellent shipper and good seller. The 1917 results were most 
satisfactory in every particular. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., y^lb. 
45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

458 IMammoth Salamander 

A Lettuce similar in style and habit to the Salamander but the 
matured head will average fully from 1 to 3 inches larger. Mam- 
moth Black-Seeded Butter is a synonym for this variety. The 
name "All Right" has also been given it. Both are descriptive. 
One of the chief features of this Lettuce is its long-standing habit 
after maturing, very often remaining in marketable condition 
for fully two weeks, whereas the Salamander is liable to shoot 
to seed in half that time. This is a very desirable Lettuce for 
all purposes but particularly for fall sowing. It will stand 
summer heat well, but is not suitable for forcing. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

465 All Seasons 

A variety very similar to the Deacon tj-pe which we have 
ceased to list, but being a little larger and later and generally 
more satisfactory than that variety. The chief characteristic of 
All Seasons is its adaptability to withstand intense summer 
heat without burning or blasting. Experience has proved that it 
is one of the most satisfactory Lettuces for this purpose. The 
leaves are peculiarly smooth, thick and dull, and do not make 
a very attractive appearance. It usually comes when there is 
very little Head Lettuce on the market and, therefore, commands 
a better price than it ordinarily would. It will mature in about 
seventy-seven days, and will hold nearly three weeks before shoot- 
ing to seed. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., Vilb- 45c., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 



Grand Rapids Lettuce 

A Lettuce said to have been originated by Eugene 
Davis, of Grand Rapids, after some fifteen years' selection 
of Black-Seeded Simpson. This gentleman was also 
responsible for the Davis Perfect Cucumber. It is not 
recommended for latitudes south of Washington, D. C. 
Grand Rapids will mature in sixty-nine days from plant- 
ing, but quickly shoots to seed. The plant will form a 
loose, rounded cluster of leaves, blistered and crumpled 
and excessively bordered. The color is a very light green, 
never spotted or brownish in any part. Pkt. 5 cts.. 
oz. 15 cts., V41b. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

462 Hothouse 

A strictly market-garden and forcing variety and wholly 
unsuited for amateurs or outdoor planting. It was first 
introduced among the greenhouse men of Boston and has 
since gained wide recognition. To our knowledge it is the 
earliest Lettuce in existence, maturing in fifty-eight days 
from planting-time. After maturing, however, it must be 
marketed at once, as it will shoot to seed very quickly. The 
leaves are very crumpled and tender; heads uniform in size, 
growing about 8 inches across, with apparently few outside 
leaves, so that it can be planted to advantage under glass. 
Its compact, waxy, light green leaves are of superb quality. 
This strain is unexcelled by any on the market. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., V^lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

48Q Morse 

Sometimes called the white-seeded Black-Seeded Simpson. 
Except in the color of the seed the description is very similar to 
that of Hanson. Their usefulness and value are similar, but for 
some soils and conditions Morse is the better variety. It requires 
eighty days for maturity, but the heads will hold for three weeks 
before shooting to seed. Its leaves are bright green, beautifully 
wrinkled and blanching at the heart. It is recommended for 
home or market-gardens, and is one of the most easily grown 
varieties in the entire list; it is, therefore, recommended for home- 
garden purposes. It succeeds well during the summer when other 

Grand Rapids 

sorts of a more delicate quality are a total failure. 1917 trials of 
Morse have proved that our carried-over stocks are absolutely 
true to type and all planters may sow this seed with perfect 
confidence. A splendid all-round variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 
cts., Vi'b. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

460 Iceberg 

The wonderful eating quality of this Lettuce is responsible for 
its popularity. It is classed with the curled-leaf sorts; its color is 
a beautiful light green with slightlv reddish touches. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Vilh. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

484 Black-Seeded Simpson 

Classed as a curled-leaf variety; its color is a light green on the 
outside, with heart almost white. As a variety for all purposes 
Black-Seeded Simpson is almost without a peer, as it resists heat 
and will remain a long time in condition after it is fully matured. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vi'b. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

559 Black-Seeded Tennis-Bail 

As a cool season or forcing variety Black-Seeded Tennis-Bali is strongly recommended. It 
is one of the heading sorts and will prove very valuable if planted under the proper conditions. 
It will not do as a hot-weather variety. Black-Seeded Tennis-Ball is preferred over White- 
Seeded Tennis-Bail or Boston Market in that it is considerably larger. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Vilb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

490 Hanson 

Probably the most attractive of the standard crisp-headed Lettuces. It is very similar to 
Morse and Black-Seeded Simpson, but is about a week later in maturing and will hold later in 
proportion. It is wholly unsuited for wintering over or indoor growing, but in its place is one 
of the best and most popular Lettuces of this country. Iceberg and New York are very similar 
to it. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

495 S. S. Trianon Cos (Romaine) 

Our 1917 trials have again proved that the Cos Lettuce which is grown for us in California 
is highly satisfactory in every way. Market-gardeners' reports are equally encouraging. Tria- 
non, or Paris White Cos, is a self-closing, extremely large, late variety, slow to shoot to seed. 
The plant is compact, decidedly upright and the oval leaves are of a very dark green color. The 
quality is very sweet but somewhat coarser in texture and more distinct in flavor than other 
varieties of Lettuce. It will mature in eighty-two days. There is always a fair market for Cos 
Lettuce, and more general use of Romaine should be encouraged. Pkt. Sets., oz. 25 cts., V^lh. 

S. S. Trianon Los Lettuce 75 cts., lb. $2.25, postpaid. 

Stokes' Lettuce Seed has made a solid reputation with our trade for general uniformity to type 


Stokes S^ed Farms Company, Moorestown,New Jersey _ 


One ounce will plant about 70 hills; 3 pounds will plant an acre 

510 Netted Gem (Rocky Ford) 


TTie stock ofTered has been worked on for several years until 
the netting on the outside is complete, the cross sectors having 
been eliminated. This feature is greatly in its favor for long-dis- 
tance shipping as it will stand up far better than melons with 
deep-cut sectors running through them. The flesh is light green, 
the seed-cavity small and the quality superb. Netted Gem 
will resist disease and blight as well as any melon we know of, as 
it has been bred with this end in view. In size it is a standard 
crating melon, running either 45 or 36 to the standard crate. 
For markets where a green-fleshed melon is most desirable and 
for growers situated so that local markets do not figure, we would 
advise the Netted Gem as the melon which is nearest per- 
fection of any so far offered. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilh. 25 
cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

512 Stokes' Sugar-Sweet (Early Knight) 


Where attractive size and quality count for anything and 
where crating is not necessary, we would advise everyone using 
this melon in preference to any other. It is not only larger, but 
slightly earlier than the Netted Gem, and usually brings 
considerably better prices on the markets. It will average about 
7 inches long. The flesh is a beautiful light green, with golden 
lining next to the seed-cavity. The outside is fairly well netted 
but the sectors are quite prominent. Without reserve we can say 
that the Stokes' Sugar-Sweet is the best-flavored melon in ex- 
istence. The seed is grown in New Jersey, and since its intro- 
duction a few years ago it has become a favorite with a large 
majority of our customers. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V41b. 50 
cts., lb. $1.65, postpaid. 

Stokes' Sugar-Sweet Muskmelon 

516 Jenny Lind, Early 

A standard variety which has been listed by seedsmen tor a 
number of years and is particularly popular among New Jersey 
growers, who have made big money on it from time to time. 
Jenny Lind is a good-quality, small, flat melon. The fruits are 
deeply ribbed; flesh green and exceedingly sweet. It ripens very- 
early and, on account of its size, is vers' desirable as a table 
melon. The vines are rather small but ven,- vigorous and pro- 
ductive. Pkt. 5c., oz. 10c. , Vilb. 25c., lb. 75c., postpeiid. 

575 Salmon-Fleshed Netted Gem 

We ofl"er this Muskmelon for the fourth season and are con- 
fident that the results will be fully up to those of the past two 
seasons. Under certain conditions the salmon tint is not very 
pronounced. A few of our customers have complained of this 
feature. We believe, however, that the selection off^ered is well 
set by this time, but purchasers should buy it with this under- 
standing. Careful selection has made this melon one of the most 
uniform in size ever off^ered and one which is very strong to resist 
disease. Its length will average around 4% inches and breadth 
3J<i inches. It will mature about one week after the earliest 
varieties, and is particularly advised for the large shipper. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.15, postpaid. 

583 Osage, or IVIIIIer's Cream 

A melon particularly desirable for the markets of the Middle 
West. It is also looked upon with favor by other markets where a 
large melon finds a ready sale. Osage is nearly round, has a dark 
green skin; flesh is thick and ripens clear to the rind and is of a 
rich, deep salmon color. Vines bear profusely, setting fruit close 
to the hill, and continuing to bear fine melons, uniform in size, 
weighing about two pounds apiece. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
V^lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

590 Banana 

A melon which is in some demand more as a curiosity than as 
a commercial variety. The flesh is salmon-color, 
having a delightful aroma, and the flavor is even 
stronger than that of the Osage. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 c s., V^Ib. 25 cts., postpaid. 

The Honey Dew Melon 


Colorado has struck more gold. Seldom have we 
had such keen enjoyment over the introduction of a 
novelty as in this instance. Honey Dew is unique as 
a vegetable introduction. It is a melon nearly the 
size of a watermelon, having the general character- 
istics of a muskmelon. Its flavor is absolutely 
superb. We know of nothing which has ever tasted 
sweeter and richer in the whole range of vegetables. 
This is a broad statement, but we mean every 
word of it. Any of our customers who had the 
privilege of trs'ing this melon on the fruit-stands this 
past season will agree with us. (There were quite 
a number off'ered on the city markets.) 

Honey Dew is a melon about 12 inches long and 
8 inches in diameter. The color of the outside is a 
pale green and the inside is a richer green. The seeds 
are yellow. It is grown verj' much as any musk- 
melon. The nearest thing to it that we know of is 
the Cassaba — a melon which never could have very 
wide cultivation, because it could not be grown 
above frost line. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., V^l^. 
90 cts., lb. $3.25, postpaid. 



This is a photograph of S. S. Kleckley Sweets Watermelon. Tom Watson is very similar in shape, but has a tougher rind 

600 Kleckley Sweets (Monte Cristo) 
The Sweetest of all Watermelons 

The handsomest and best-selling melon of the long, dark 
green-skinned varieties. Kleckley Sweets has long been known 
as the sweetest, finest-grained and best-flavored Watermelon. 
It is ideal in shape, color, and quality. The rind is thin and 
tough, and the melons average 18 to 20 inches in length by 12 
to 14 inches in diameter. The flesh is a bright scarlet, crisp and 
melting. For the home-garden and for nearby markets this 
variety is unexcelled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Y^lb. 45 cts., 
lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

605 Tom Watson 
The Standard Shipping Melon 

This melon is very similar in size, shape and general conforma- 
tion to Kleckley Sweets. It is not quite so sugary and tender- 
fleshed, but it makes a better shipping melon, and is the one that 
is most largely used in the greatest Watermelon-growing sections 
in this country. The melons will average twenty-five to thirty- 
five pounds each, running remarkably uniform in size and 
shape. The seeds are brown, edged with white. We do not 
recommend this melon for family use, as Kleckley Sweets is a 
much better quality of melon in every way, but for market 
shipping it is unexcelled, and it always commands good prices. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilh. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

610 Paul's Earliest 

The late Aaron Paul was an expert New Jersey melon-grower, 
and this excellent melon is named for him. It is an extra-early 
variety, exceptionally large, marked with regular stripes of light 
and dark green. The flesh is bright red, sweet and tender to the 
core. The seeds are black, and the vines are vigorous and enor- 
mously productive. It is strongly recommended for northern lati- 
tudes. It is ready for market by the middle of July from seed 
planted early in May. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., 
lb. $1, postpaid. 

615 Shaker Blue 
A Good- Flavored, Large, Round Melon 

Sometimes spoken of as Jumbo, frequently weighing 40 to 
60 pounds. It is as large as the Triumph, but very much better 
flavored and more handsome in appearance. The color is a rich, 
dark green, making a very attractive appearance on the market. 
The flesh is a brilliant red, having a heart of splendid quality, and 
the seeds are white. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vi^b. 25 cts., lb. 
90 cts., postpaid. 

6ia Dark Icing 

One of the very earliest melons under cultivation. It is nearly 
round in shape, and has a very thin, dark green rind. The light 
red flesh is tender and of delicious flavor. The seeds are white. 
Dark Icing, like Shaker Blue, is not a particularly good shipper, 
and should not be grown with that purpose in view. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., V^lb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts., postpaid. 

620 Kolb's Gem 

A strictly market melon not recommended for home-garden 
cultivation. Its shape is a thick oval with light and dark green 
stripes running from end to end. Flesh is a bright red, but of 
rather poor quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vi^b. 25 cts., lb. 
90 cts., postpaid. 

612 Halbert Honey 
A New and Very Sweet Watermelon 

This melon, we believe, will soon make a very real place for 
itself with our trade, owing to its almost unsurpassed flavor. It is 
somewhat the shape of the Kleckley Sweets, but not quite so 
long and a little thicker through. It is a very heavy bearer and 
recommended for all purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vtlh. 
25 cts., lb. 90 cts., postpaid. 


Stokes Seed Farms QoMrANY, Moorestown, New Jersey 


Yellow Globe Danvers Onion 


Southport Yellow Globe 

A main-crop variety, growing to a uniform, deep globe-shaped 
Onion, 3 to 5 inches in diameter. It has a rich golden yellow color 
and the flesh of the bulb is mild and juicy. It is one of the most 
largely grown varieties and can be depended upon in every way. 
Its keeping qualities are quite superior and the bulbs make an 
attractive appearance on the market. It is slightly larger and 
more globular in form than Yellow Globe Danvers. This variety 
is quite popular in many Onion sections and is one of our finest 
strains. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Y^lh. $1.50, lb. $5.50, ppd. 

Round Yellow Danvers 

The bulbs of this variety are flatter in shape than the Yellow 
Globe Danvers. The skin is a light copperish yellow, covering 
creamy white flesh which is mild and of excellent flavor. Uni- 
formity of growth and strong, healthy plants characterize this 
strain of Danvers. Where markets prefer a more flattened Onion 
than the Yellow Globe Danvers this variety is especially recom- 
mended. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 45 cts., l^lb. $1.40, lb. $5, postpaid. 


Yellow Globe Danvers 

No variety is used more extensively for the main crop than 
Yellow Globe Danvers. It produces bulbs of medium size, 
globe-shaped and more flattened than the Southport Yellow. 
The flesh is creamy white, crisp, mild and of excellent flavor. It 
produces an excellent crop from seed sown in the spring in the 
open ground. The neck of our strain is very small, and the whole 
appearance of this variety is very pleasing. The bulbs are quite 
solid, making it an excellent shipping sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 
cts., Vilb. $1.50, lb. $5.50, postpaid. 


Yellow Dutch, or Slrasburg 

The bulbs of this Onion are quite large and flat, and this is 
the variety that is almost universally used for producing the 
best-shaped yellow Onion sets. The skin is very light yellow 
or straw-color; the flesh creamy white, mild and of excellent 
quality. Ripens down quickly and keeps well. The stock we 
offer is all superior in its uniformity of shape and evenness of 
color, and is warranted to be true. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 50 cts., 
141b. $1.50, lb. $5.50, postpaid. 

Mammoth Yellow Prizetaker 

This is a very handsome Onion, growing almost perfectly globular in form, with thin skin of a bright straw-color. It grows to 
an immense size directly from the seed, frequently measuring 12 to 18 inches in circumference, while under special cultivation speci- 
men bulbs have been raised to weigh three to five pounds each. It makes an excellent Onion for fall and early winter use, but is not 
so good a keeper for late winter as the Southport Yellow Globe, or Yellow Globe Danvers. Notwithstanding its large size, the skin is 
fine and silky; the flesh is pure white, very crisp and delicate in flavor, rivaling, in many ways, that of the well-known and popular 
Bermuda Onions. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vi\h. $1.50, lb. $5.50, postpaid. 


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i>outhpoTt White Globe Onions 

654 Southport White Globe 

Southport White Globe produces large, globular bulbs from 
seed the first year and is one of the standard varieties used. The 
bulb is crystal-white, very finely shaped and has a firm, fine- 
grained flesh. It is quite mild in flavor and is more attractive 
than most varieties for table use. The globe is flattened at the 
shoulder and slightly rounded at the base. It is one of the better 
shippers and will keep longer than the Bermuda Onions. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 60 cts., l^lb. $2, lb. $6.50, postpaid. 

656 White Silverskin, or Portugal 

This variety is larger and more flattened in shape than the 
Southport. It produces a bulb of medium size, mild flavor, and 
with an especially clear white skin. It is quite popular among 
growers of Onion sets, as it produces a very nice-sized, uniformly 
shaped set. To preserve the pure white effect, care must be taken 
not to expose the bulbs to the sun, and they should be covered 
with soil. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 cts., y4lb. $2, lb. $6.50, postpaid. 


675 Southport Red Globe 

This variety is a big favorite with planters who have a good 
market for the red varieties. It produces globe-shaped bulbs, 
medium to large in size, having a smooth, glossy skin, with a 
small neck. The flesh is white, tinged with purple. Seed sown 
in the spring produces very nice bulbs the first season. The ship- 
ping qualities of this variety rank first in the entire list, and where 
bulbs are to be stored it is a favorite type. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
50 cts., Vilb. $1.50, lb. $5.50, postpaid. 

680 Large Red Wethersfield 

The bulb of this well-known variety is verj- smooth and clear- 
skinned. It is spherical in shape and mostly flattened at the 
ends, being very similar in this respect to Yellow Globe Danvers. 
It has an exceedingly fine neck, with long, slender, clear green- 
colored tops. It is an early to midseason variety with excellent 
keeping qualities. The flavor of this variety is stronger than any 
of the others. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 45 cts., Vilb. $1.40, lb. $5, ppd. 


The Onion-set crop this year is again very short, and we cannot 
guarantee the prices as quoted to hold throughout the season. 
We will hold them in effect, however, as long as possible. We 
quote the postpaid price by weight only instead of by measure. 
One pound will plant a row of about 50 feet. 
YELLOW GLOBE DANVERS SETS. Lb. 40 cts., postpaid; 

pk. $1.25, not prepaid; bus. $4. Write for quantity prices. 

Onion Sets 

500 MUSTARD, Southern Giant Curled 

For southern planting during the fall, winter and spring months, Mustard is in quite large demand. Northern markets seem to be 
able to take care of large quantities of it. It is used either as a fresh salad or for garnishing. By successive plantings of the seed every 
few weeks a continuous supply may be obtained. The Southern Giant Curled is the most important variety and is the true curled-leaf 
sort, its leaves being light green in color and crumpled and frilled at the edges. This variety is rather spreading in its growth. For 
northern use sow the seed as early in the spring as the ground will permit, and the plants will continue to yield until after frost if 
they are kept cut. The stock offered here is the true curled sort and is highly recommended. One ounce will sow about 75 feet of drill. 
Pkt. 5 cts., OZ.J.0 cts., V^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

630 OKRA, Perkins Long Pod 

This vegetable is becoming more popular each year and at this time is quite extensively grown in some sections. Especially is 
this true in the South, where large areas are devoted exclusively to its cultivation. The pods are long and narrow. These fruit-pods 
are used in soups, catsups and similar preparations. The glucose material in the wall of the seed-cells gives body to the soup. 
Another very extensive use is in canning tomatoes and other vegetables. It may also be dried and canned separately for winter use. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilh. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 


I Stokes Seed Farms Qompany, Moorestown, New Jersey 



Two pounds will plant 100 feet of drill ; 100 pounds 
will plant an acre. Fifteen pounds are equal 
to about one peck. 

For the first time in a number of years we have to 
report an almost total failure of crop from all of the 
seed Pea-growing sections of the United States, includ- 
ing everything from northern Michigan to the far 
Northwest. Just how long our supply will last is rather 
problematical. It will be a case of filling our orders 
-as far as possible, after which we shall have to return 
money, for we do not anticipate having enough Peas 
to go around this year, and the early buyer will be the 
wise one. 

As to varieties, we are making very few changes, 
with the exception of the Laxtonian, which we are 
introducing to our trade for the first time. This is by 
no means a new variety, as it has had a thorough try- 
ing out in the past four or five years and has now secured 
a permanent position amongst the standard varieties. 

750 Alaska 


Earliest of All is a synonym for this variety, and to 
our knowledge it is the earliest Pea under cultivation. 
The vines grow about 23^ feet high, are of a light Alaska 
green, with white veins, and under good growing con- 
ditions will produce a tremendous crop of round, well- Extra-Early 
filled pods about 2}/2 inches in length. The dry seed is bluish, round and slightly pitted. The 
stock offered is, to our knowledge, as pure as any Alaska on the market. The crop can be taken off 
at one picking, a feature which makes it one of the most popular varieties for canning. The 
quality of this Pea is not desirable for the home table, for which purpose we would recommend 
the Extra-Early as listed below. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3, postpaid. 


752 Extra-Early 


Under normal conditions this Pea will mature almost the same time as the Alaska. The Extra-Early was introduced by 
N, B. Keeney & Son, Le Roy, N. Y., some years ago, and was the result of several years' work in selection. The vine of 
this Pea is about 4 inches shorter, slightly darker and almost as prolific as the Alaska. The best feature of this Pea is its 
superb flavor. We know of no equal to it in the entire list in this respect. The pods are about the same length but slightly 
darker in color than the Alaska. Our stock is very uniform and can be depended on by all classes of trade. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 
35 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, postpaid. 

754 Prolific Early Market 

A Pea ripening about five days after the Extra-Early, the pods 
being fully }^ inch longer than that variety, and the crop will yield 
fully 25 per cent heavier. The vines average about 2 3-^ feet, are dark 
in color and bear handsome, dark green, blunt-end pods about 3 
inches in length. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, postpaid. 

756 Ameer 

Large-j>odded Alaska is a synonym for this variety. The vines 
will grow about 3 feet in height, producing long, blunt-end pods of a 
beautiful dark green, and very much the same size as Prolific Early 
Market pods. Ameer is a very prolific variety and is in large demand 
by our trade. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, postpaid. 

758 Pilot 


This Pea is a selection from the Gradus, but is not a desirable sort for the home-garden as the quality of the Peas themselves is inferior. 
Its appearance, however, is fully as good as the celebrated Gradus described on the following page. Owing to the hard, round character 
of the seed it can be planted fully as early as the Alaska described above. Its growing season is about equal to Gradus and Thos. Laxton, 
but the fact that it can be sown about two weeks earlier will bring it to maturity just as early in proportion. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 
10 lbs. $3, postpaid. 

762 Thos. Laxton 


The primary difference between Thos. Laxton and Gradus, as 
described above, is in the size and shape of the pod. The Thos. 
Laxton pod is very perceptibly smaller both in length and bi-eadth 
than the Gradus pod and is blunt at both ends. In season it usually 
matures about four days later. The quality is equally good, and the 
vines, etc., are about the same in appearance. Both sorts are regarded 
as first-quality Peas and are highly recommended as either home- 
garden or commercial varieties. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. 
32.75, postpaid. 

765 Little Marvel (Dwarf) 


In the short time since this Pea has been introduced it has very 
largely taken the place of Little Gem, American Wonder, Nott's 
Excelsior, etc. The vines will average about 15 inches in height, being 
very heavily set with dark green pods, 3 inches in length, square at 
the bottom and well filled with Peas of the very best quality. The 
stock of Little Marvel which we are offering is of our own growth, and 
we are confident that it will give splendid satisfaction for any purpose. 
Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, postpaid. 

777 Laxtonian (Dwarf) 

As a large early dwarf variety, Laxtonian has come in as a leader of its class, having very decided merit, and after at least five years* trial 
has found a definite position amongst the standard varieties. The vine will grow about 1 14 feet high, producing long pods with from seven 
to ten Peas to the pod. It has been referred to as the Dwarf Gradus, but by many people is considered superior to Gradus. It has been a 
big money-make r for the large planters, and its quality assures its popularity as a home-garden sort. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. 
$3.15, postpaid. 


The Gradus Pea. One of the best for all purposes 

Gradus Pea 



The handsome, green, pointed pods are 4 to 43^ inches long and nearly inch broad. They are produced on vines of a light green, 
growing about 3 feet in height. The pods contain from five to eight Peas of the very finest quality, remaining tender and sweet for 
several days. A large quantity of Gradus stock sold in the East last season was far from being true to type. The fact that we are 
growing our entire stock of Gradus, together with the great majority of our other stocks, as our own private crops in the far North, 
positively assures our trade against receiving anything which is not as represented. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. $3, post- 

770 Sutton's Excelsior (Dwarf) 


A dwarf, main-season Pea, maturing about the same time as 
Little Marvel, and producing pods about 3 inches in length. This 
variety is in large demand by commercial Pea-growers and to 
those who understand its habit it has proved very valuable. A 
great point to be considered is the fact that it must be marketed 
immediately on attaining its full development, for otherwise the 
pods will lose their rich green color and their sale will be very 
much affected. Sutton's Excelsior will mature three or four days 
later than the old Nott's Excelsior, a variety which we have dis- 
carded, but we believe it will be more prolific and more satis- 
factory in every way than the latter variety. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 
35 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, postpaid. 

780 Telephone 


The long, handsome pods of this variety very often attain a 
length of 5 inches and contain from seven to nine Peas of the 
j very finest flavor. The vines will grow about 4}^ feet high and 
we would advise brushing except in cases where large quantities 
are grown, when other arrangements are usually made. The 
stock of Telephone which we offer has been selected for dark 
pods and is particularly recommended as a strain which will be 
of value to the commercial grower. Telephone of late years has 
lost favor to a certain extent because of the fact that its pods were 
too light to find a ready sale on the market. We believe, however, 
that we have eliminated this trouble to a great extent. Pkt. 
10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, postpaid. 

778 Long Island IMammoth 


This Pea usually matures four or five days later than the Telephone and is, very apt to come on the market after most of the other 
varieties have gone. The long, deep-rooted vines of Long Island ALimmoth have better drought-resistant qualities than any other 
Pea in the entire list, and it is strongly recommended as a late variety for any and all purposes. When grown in a small way brushing 
is desirable. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 10 lbs. $2.75, postpaid. 



Stokes Seed Farms Qompaky, Moorestown, New Jersey " 


One poimd will plant 200 to 300 hills; 
4 to 6 pounds will plant an acre 

850 Standard Pie, or Winter Luxury 

The very best-quality Pumpkin for pie purposes that we know of. The flesh is tender and has all the qualities which go toward making a 
good yariety for that purpose. The color is a beautiful, light golden yellow, finely netted on the outside. These Pumpkins will average from 12 
to 14 inches in diameter and about 8 to 10 inches from top to bottom. They will grow comparatively uniform in size and shape, making a 
beautiful sight in the field. This variety is recommended for either large or small plantings. Pkt. Sc., oz. 15c., V^lh. 50c., lb. $1.75, ppd. 

852 King of the Mammoths 

They will very often grow from 2 to 3 feet in diameter, with a weight 
of nearly 200 pounds. They are rounded in shape and flat at the top 
and bottom. The skin is a light salmon-orange, very thick, and the 
flesh is a bright yellow which is fine-grained and very good quality for 
pies but not, however, considered quite so satisfactory as the Stan- 
dard Pie. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 141b. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, ppd. 

858 Big Tom 

Strictly a canning variety and not one which is advised for home 
consumption, as its quality is not tender. It is a strong, vigorous 
grower and very prolific, the fruits averaging 15 to 20 inches in diame- 
ter. It is round-oval in shape and the skin is a reddish orange in color, 
slightly ribbed. The flesh is a rich orange-yellow, very solid and fine- 
grained. It is a very profitable sort for commercial purposes. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., V^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

854 Cushaw, or Crookneck 

A standard variety of Pumpkin, having a bright, shiny yellow 
surface. The flesh is very solid, tender, fine-grained and of superb 
flavor. It has a very small interior cavity. The Cushaw will average 
about 2 feet in length and will vary somewhat in shape. The flesh 
is very sweet and is excellent for pies. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 
45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

860 Large Sweet Cheese 

A variety particularly adapted to southern planting but not rec- 
ommended for latitudes north of New Jersey. The fruits are large, 
round and flattened in shape, having a cream-colored surface mot- 
tled with green until fully ripe. The flesh is yellow, tender and of 
superb quality. Large Sweet Cheese is an excellent keeper. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 141b. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

Market-Gardeners' Best Parsley 


One otmce will sow 150 feet of row; 
3 pounds will sow an acre 

700 Market-Gardeners' Best 

The best moss-curled Parsley in existence, the seed being all im- 
ported and from sources which years of experience in the seed busi- 
ness have shown to be the most reliable. The Stokes' strain is now 
looked upon by gardeners in many diff'erent sections as being the 
very best it is possible to obtain. It is a vigorous, compact-growing 
variety, excellent for garnishing and flavoring. The leaves are finely 
cut and so closely curled that they resemble bunches of moss. The 
color is a uniform dark green, and very careful work has been done in 
selecting out any single or plain-leaf "rogues." It is very hardy, and 
withstands drought and cold. As a garnishing and flavoring Parsley 
it has no equal. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., y^Xh. 65 cts., lb. $2.25, ppd. 


Hamburg Turnip-Rooted 

This variety cannot be used for garnishing as can the one described 
before. The root is the edible portion and resembles a small parsnip 
both in color and shape. The flesh is white and in flavor similar to 
celeriac. The foliage is similar to plain Parsley. The roots can be 
dug late in the fall and buried in sand for winter use. It is very 
desirable for flavoring soups, etc. Our strain of Hamburg Turnip)- 
rooted is in high favor among our market-garden customers, and any- 
one planting it in the small garden will be highly pleased with the 
result. Bear in mind, however, that it is not such a finely cut garnish- 
ing Parsley as Market-Gardeners' Best. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
V^lb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

725 PARSNIP, Hollow Crown 

The seed of our Hollow Crown is such that we can recommend it highly as being the very best imported, which will produce very 
even roots from one end of a row to the other, for it has been carefully selected for size and shape. In all such crops as Parsnip, carrot and 
the Hamburg parsley, etc., great care should be exercised to have the ground loosened up to the depth of at least 18 inches if finest-shaped 
roots are expected. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 


Stokes ' Standard Seeds^ ^/^j- Qarden ojid pARM 

The Pepper Kinj and Ruby King 

Chinese Giant Pepper 


So long as we can remember, there has never been such a shortage of Pepper seed as we are up against right at this time. It is so 
severe, in fact, that it is going to be necessary for us entirely to pass up the selling of Ruby Giant for the season. The only variety 
we are offering in place of these is the Large Bell or Bull Nose hot Pepper, which is known to a great many of our trade, but which 
has not been listed by us for some time. About the middle of September last, a magnificent twenty-acre field of Ruby King Pepper, 
growing for us in Cumberland County, New Jersey, was entirely wiped out by a hail storm. Our supply, therefore, is very much cut 
down and will probably not last out the season. 

834 Ruby King 

This is the most popular Pepper of its class, being a much more 
desirable sort than the Bell, or Bull Nose. The plants grow about 
2 feet high, and bear a fine crop of handsome scarlet fruits. 
These grow 3 to 6 inches in length, about 3 inches through. The 
flesh is quite thick, sweet and so mild that the Peppers may be 
eaten from the hand like an apple. It is especially fine for man- 
goes. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 70 cts., Vilh. $2.25, lb. $8, postpaid. 

836 Large Bell, or Bull Mose (Hot) 

Where a large main-season hot Pepper is desired. Large Bell, 
or Bull Nose, will certainly find a place. In shape it is slightly 
thicker through than Ruby King, but is much shorter. It will 
turn red under about the same conditions. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 
cts., Vilh. $2, lb. $7, postpaid. 

832 Chinese Giant 

This is the Jumbo of the Pepper family. Our strain of Chinese 
Giant has been very carefully selected for a series of years, and 
will grow smooth and handsome, usually divided into four lobes, 
indented at the blossom end. The flesh is thick and mild and a 
beautiful dark green. It is the latest of all Peppers in maturing. 
Pkt. 25 cts., oz. 85 cts., y4lb. $3, lb. $10, postpaid. 

835 Neapolitan 

This is the earliest of the large, mild red Peppers and the most 
productive of all. From seed started in February, plants set out 
the latter part of May, the fruit may be picked the latter part of 
June. The skin and flesh are bright red, of fine flavor, sweet, very 
mild and tender. They carry well and keep in prime condition a 
long time. For market-gardeners and pickling establishments, the 
Neapolitan is particularly recommended. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 
cts., V41t>. $1.75, lb. $6, postpaid. 

838 Long Red Cayenne 

This is a hot one, having a long, cylindrical, twisted and pointed pod about 4 inches long. Deep green when the Pepper is young, 
bright red when ripe; very strong and pungent flesh. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 45 cts., Vilb. $1.50, lb. $5, postpaid. 


Stokes S^ed Farms Company, Moores town, Jersey 

White Box Radish 


One ounce of seed will sow 100 feet; 
9 pounds will sow an acre 

Damage by heat and insects to the California and Michigan 
Radish, together with the European crop, which is almost a total 
failure, is going to make it necessary for us to eliminate a few of the 
varieties we have carried in the past. We have quite fair stocks of 
the varieties listed below, but at the same time, they are not so 
large as we should like to see them at the beginning of the season 
and they may not hold olit. The reputation we have held for some 
time past for good Radish seed we believe will not be impaired bj' 
anything we are offering this season. Germination is guaranteed 
satisfactory and we have every reason for believing the types will 
prove to be up to our former standard. 

875 Scarlet Globe 

Probably in larger general use for all purposes than any other 
Radish. Scarlet Globe is of a rich, bright scarlet; the shape is short 
olive-shaped or short oval, and the top is small. Under favorable 
conditions it will mature about five days after the Earliest Scarlet 
Forcing, but under unfavorable conditions it will take at least 
thirty days before maturing. Its maximum size before becoming 
pithy is inches long by % inch in diameter. As compared 

with Scarlet Olive-Shaped it is shorter, slightly lighter in color 
and about two days earlier in maturing. The interior of the root 
is pure white, mild, crisp and fine-grained. Its season is rather 
short and it must be pulled reasonably soon after maturity. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 15 cts., y4lh. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

Scarlet Globe Radish 

881 White Box 

One of the most largely grown Radishes for outdoor cultivation. 
The active demand for it is, no doubt, due entirely to its beautiful 
ivory-white appearance and to the fact that it will probably remain 
in condition longer after maturity than any other of the smaller 
Radishes, for it will attain a size, under normal conditions, of 2J/2 
inches in diameter before becoming pithy. In shape White Box is 
round or nearly globular. It will mature in about thirty-five days 
from planting. The interior of the root is pure white, being pungent 
in flavor but very firm and crisp. All of the seed offered has been 
grown on our own farm; thus any undesirable specimens have been 
eliminated. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilh. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, ppd. 

892 Earliest Scarlet Forcing 

An olive -shaped Radish of a brilliant scarlet, maturing under 
favorable conditions, in sixteen to twenty days. Its maximum size, 
before becoming pithy, is 134 inches long by 5^ inch in diameter. 
This is the earliest Radish under cultivation. It must be pulled im- 
mediately on attaining its full size, for otherwise it will become pithy 
within a very few days. The flesh is white, crisp and of excellent 
flavor. This variety is not advised except as a forcing sort. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 15 cts., l^lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

905 Long Scarlet 

A long red Radish in large demand in certain markets. It is quite 
similar to Long Scarlet White-Tip, although, when taken as a 
whole it is not considered quite up to the latter variety in attractive- 
ness or quality. It is a crisp, tender Radish, however, which will grow 
quickly. Its season is not long for it must be pulled comparatively 
early after maturity. The color is a deep red and when prepared for 
the table it is altogether very attractive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
l^lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

903 Long Scarlet White-Tip 

In our opinion one of the most attractive and desirable Radishes 
for all outdoor purposes. The root grows about 4}4 inches long before 
becoming pithy, is cylindrical in shape, smooth and uniform. In color 
it is a brilliant scarlet through its entire length except for a small 
white tip at the bottom of the root. It will mature, under favorable 
conditions, in twenty-one to twenty-five days, its season being com- 
paratively short. As compared with White Icicle it is five days 
earlier in maturity, but correspondingly shorter in season. As 
compared with Long Scarlet, a very similar variety. Long Scarlet 
White-Tip is far more attractive, the former having no color contrast. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vi'b. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

900 White Icicle 

A Radish in very general use for all purposes. It is a long, clear 
white Radish, growing 5 to 6 inches in length before becoming pithy. 
It will mature about five days later than the Scarlet Globe and ten 
days earlier than the White Box. It will hold several days before 
becoming pithy. The stock offered is reasonably uniform. The shape 
tapers regularly from near the shoulder to the tip, holding its thick- 
ness for nearly its full length, the thickest part being 1 inch from 
the top. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., '/^Ib. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

877 Giant Crimson 

Growers desiring a larger, later Scarlet Globe should carefully 
consider the merits of Giant Crimson. It is a Radish nearly twice 
as large as the former variety, maturing fully one week later. Its 
shape is nearly round, color bright crimson, and it will hold longer 
before becoming pithy, its maximum size in that stage being about 
1 ?4 inches long by l^i inches in diameter. It is slightly smaller than 
White Box described on this page, but will mature live to ten dajs 
ahead of that variety. Crop failed. 

879 Sparkler White-Tip 

One of the most attractive and desirable Radishes in our list. The 
color is a very deep scarlet, with a distinct white tip covering about 
one-third of the lower diameter of the root. It will mature, under 
favorable conditions, in about twenty-eight days and will hold longer 
before becoming pithy than some of the earlier Radishes described 
before. Its maximum size before becoming over-ripe is about l}/^ 
inches in diameter. In shape it is nearly round and slightly flattened 
on the under side. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., ^^lb. 50c., lb. $1.75, pi>d. 

890 Scarlet Olive-Shaped 

A variety similar to the Scarlet Globe except in shape of the 
root. Scarlet Olive-Shaped being longer, as is suggested by its name. 
Its maximum size before becoming pithy is 1 3/2 inches by inch. 
It will mature, under favorable conditions, in about twenty-five 
days, but under unfavorable conditions, as is the case with most 
Radishes, it will take about ten days longer. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
V4lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

894 French Breakfast 

An improved form of the old French Breakfast. An olive-shaped 
Radish, deep scarlet in color except for a small white tip at the base 
of the root. It will mature in about twenty-eight days, but its season 
is shorter than the Sparkler White-Tip, which variety it resembles 
except in its slightly darker color and its olive shape. It is a very 
attractive Radish. Crop failed. 

iTOKES ' ^Standard Seeds^ ^^j^ Qarden oxid Farm 

914 White Strasburg 

A large summer Radish desirable for late planting when other earlier and smaller varieties will not keep in condition. It will mature 
n about forty days and remain in condition for a comparatively long time. Its maximum size before becoming pithy is at least 5 inches 

in length and 1 Yi inches in diameter. The color is white, with a slightly green-ivory tinge. One-fifth of the 

root usually grows above ground. Its shape is cylindrical; its quality is very fine and not surpassed by any 
Radish of this class. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

910 Chartier, or Shepherd 

A surnmer variety that is somewhat similar to the Long Scarlet White-Tip. As compared to tiiat 
variety it is lighter in color, being a dull pink for about two-thirds of its length, shading to a clear white 
at the tip. It will, however, remain longer before turning pithy than the latter variety and for this reason 
is more desirable for some purposes. For spring planting we do not consider it so desirable as the Long 
Scarlet White-Tip. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V41b. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

H /ii/f Chinese Radish 


The varieties listed below should be sown in August for the best results. If sown earlier than that, they are 
likely to shoot to seed without attaining their full development. These Radishes are of distinctly two tyf>es — 
the Chinese, which is of extra-large size but of extremely tender and sweet flesh, and the Spanish typ>es wbi«k 
are not so large but are of a very hard surface and splendid keepers throughout the entire winter. 

920 White Chinese (Celestial) 

Probably the largest Radish under cultivation, very often attaining a size of 12 inches in length. It is 
round in shape, tapering to a small tap-root. The diameter of this Radish is about 6 inches when fully de- 
veloped. It is desirable for table use at any period of its growth but its quality is better when not too large. 
The flesh is pure white and comparatively mild in flavor notwithstanding its large size. White Chinese is de- 
sirable for home or market-garden purposes and usually finds a ready demand. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vi lb. 
50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

922 China Rose 

For fall and winter use this variety is largely grown. The smooth skin is 
of a bright rose-color. The flesh is white, solid and of a crisp, pungent quality. 
The shape of the root is cylindrical, being smaller at the top than at the bottom, 
and attaining a length of about 5 inches by 2 inches in diameter when fully 
matured. It is desirable for either small or large plantings. Pkt. 5 cts., oz.. 
15 cts., Vilb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

924 Round Scarlet China 

"All Seasons" is a synonym for this variety. It is quite similar to the China Rose, but has a slightly dif- 
ferent shape and different habits of growing. It will mature in about six or seven weeks after sowing and is a 
very good late sort, being an excellent keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vi'b. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

926 Half-Long Black Spanish 

The roots of this variety are of a grayish black color on the surface, having a white interior flesh which 
is very crisp and pungent. They will be about 5 inches long when matured and nearly 2 inches in diameter. 
There is a large demand for this Radish in the markets and the fact that it can be brought on when competi- 
tion is at low ebb makes it a splendid seller. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

928 Round Black Spanish 

This variety is very similar to the Half-Long except in shape, being nearly round, attaining a size of about 
4 inches in diameter. The flesh is slightly coarser-grained than the variety described above, but is very crisp 
and pungent, and it will mature slightly later than some of the Chinese types. The roots are not so mild, but 
under favorable conditions will attain a larger size. For table use they should be pulled before they are fully 
grown. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^Alh. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

Half-Long Black Spanish 


Rhubarb is proving to be a very profitable crop for a great many market-gardeners. So far as variety is concerned, we feel that this vege- 
table comes under the same category as asparagus; for, as in asparagus, we believe it is entirely a matter of the strain used and not that of 
the variety. Victoria is a very common name. We are, at present, growing at Windermoor both roots and seed, all of a specially selected 
strain and we offer them with every confidence that they will bring the very best results either for outdoor planting or for winter forcing, in 
which case roots should be frozen once or twice, either artificially in cold storage or under natural conditions and then placed in a damp cellar, 
covering them with earth and watering frequently. For outdoor sowing Rhubarb should be sown in a shallow drill, one ounce of seed to 100 
feet of row, and later thin to 10 to 12 inches in the row and keep well cultivated. Stalks should not be cut until the plants have had a full sea- 
son's growth. The use of roots, however, will very often produce strong, better-yielding stalks than seed the following spring, for it is better 
to allow stalks grown from seed an extra year of growth before cutting. 

SEED. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., V4lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, ppd. ROOTS. $1.50 per doz., ppd., $7.50 per 100, $60 per 1,000, not ppd. 

935 SALSIFY or OYSTER PLAINT, Mammoth Sandwich Island 

This plant is grown largely for winter market, meeting a ready sale, as it is highly esteemed for the fine flavor of the roots when prepared 
for the table. They are served boiled as a vegetable, or may be sliced and fried. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., V^lb. 65 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 


Stokes Seed Farms Company, Moores town. New Jersey 

Gieen Hubbard Winter Squash 


Spinach will probably be more difficult to obtain than any other 
seed this year, as we not only face a short crop in Holland but, what 
seems to be far worse, the near impossibihty of importation owing to 
the feeling which has been stirred up against us in that country in 
the matter of the embargo. We have a very short supply on hand of 
Bloomsdale Savoy and Victoria Long-Standing. This we are offer- 
ing in quantities not exceeding five pounds to one customer and will 
offer it on such a basis while it lasts although we cannot expect it to 
run very far into the season. Unfortunately Spinach is a crop which 
has not been grown successfully in the United States on a large scale. 

940 All Seasons 

This variety is peculiarly adapted to warm weather. It is a beau- 
tifully curled, dark green Spinach, very compact, with short stems, 
spreading on the ground in a large rosette. The leaves are thick and 
well crumpled, which adds very much to their attractiveness. It will 
stand longer than any other variety without shooting to seed, and 
for this reason makes the best summer Spinach we know of, although 
it is perfectly hardy and can be used in the fall, if desired. For the 
home-garden. All Seasons is especially recommended, and its 
splendid qualities can be attested by its universal use among our 
large market-gardeners. Sold out. 

955 Thick-Leaved VIroflay 

The heavy, thick leaves are of excellent quality. The heads of this 
variety are larger than any other we know of. We would advise 
it for market purposes rather than the home-garden, although some 
people prefer it on their table to any other. By packet only, 10 cts., 

945 Bloomsdale Savoy 

This is the very best variety we know of for fall sowing. It has thick, 
large leaves, finely curled and crumpled, producing magnificent 
heads of excellent quality. We believe it is one of the most profitable 
crops when grown on a large scale. We have encouraged many 
of our customers to go into it heavily, with almost invariably good 
results. Bloomsdale Savoy is a great barrel-filler and is excellent 
for shipping. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vtlh. 70 cts., lb. $2.25, ppd. 

950 Victoria Long-Standing 

This is another hot- weather sort, and resembles very much the 
All Seasons, which was selected from it. The Long-Standing is a 
straight-leaved Spinach, sometimes called "Dog-Ear." It is, never- 
theless, one of the very best varieties for hot-weather use, and a 
large number of our customers still hold to it. As a home-garden 
Spinach we believe it is equal to the All Seasons in every respect, 
as its quality is just as good. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb- 70 cts., 
lb. $2.25, postpaid. 

Spinach seed is an uncertain quantity this season. Prices booked 
are subject to sudden change 

i\ tiite Busn oquash 


One ounce will plant 20 to 40 hills ; 4 to 6 pounds an acre 

975 Green Hubbard 

This is the well-known winter Squash, grown largely through- 
out the country. The vines are of strong, running growth. Fruits 
large, olive-shaped, with dark green skin and very rich flesh, fine- 
grained, tender and particularly good for culinary purposes. An excel- 
lent keeper of splendid quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^lh. 
45 cts., lb. $1.40, postpaid. 

977 Boston Marrow 

A bright orange, oval-shaped Squash of superior quality for pies 
and canning. The flesh is tender, fine-grained and of excellent flavor. 
The vines are very strong and productive. Our best-known and most 
popular Squash. Pkt. 5c., oz. 10c. , Vilb. 40c., lb. $1.25, ppd. 

979 Golden Hubbard 

This variety is quite similar to the true Hubbard, except that its 
color is a brilliant golden orange, making it one of the most attractive 
Squashes on the entire list. It will also prove to be a good keeper. 
By far the most attractive variety at the National Vegetable Show. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, postpaid. 

980 Warted Hubbard 

This is similar to the well-known Green Hubbard, but the large, 
olive-green fruits are more heavily warted. The flesh is of extra- 
good flavor and very fine-grained. Very handsome in appearance 
and an excellent keeper of splendid quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Vilh. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid. 

960 White Bush (Pattypan) 

The standard summer sort for cooking. The plants are of true 
bush growth, producing fruits ready for use very early in the sum- 
mer. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

965 Mammoth White Bush 

Very similar to the White Bush above, but is a little later in 
maturing and is almost twice as big, frequently attaining a size of 
12 to 14 inches in diameter. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., 
lb. $1, postpaid. 

968 Cocozella 

Oblong, 12 inches or more in length by 5 inches in diameter, 
and the skin is mottled dark green and yellow. It is a great favorite 
with the Italians. Pkt. 5c., oz. 10c. , Vi'b. 30c., lb. $1, postpaid. 

970 Yellow Summer Crookneck 

This is an early-fruiting variety. The Squashes are rich golden 
yellow, thickly warted, and of the popular Crookneck type. They 
grow to large size, 15 to 18 inches in length. Pkt. 5 cto., oz. 10 cts. 
Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 


" Stokes' Stanpard Seeds ^yxfj^ Qarden Parm 


stokes' Bonny Best Tomato 

1 908 -lOth ANNIVERSARY -191 8 

America's Most Profitable Tomato 

Ten successive and successful years for Stokes' Bonny Best Tomato and the demand still on the increase! 
Such is the record for this most magnificent and profitable variety, which was named and introduced by the late 
Walter P. Stokes, ten years ago. A ten-ton- 
per-acre crop was grown on Windermoor 
Farm this past season, which has been con- 
sidered a splendid record in view of the fact 
that all of the New Jersey Tomato crop was 
very Hght indeed. 

Stokes' Bonny Best is for all practical 
purposes as early as the Earliana, setting 
from twenty to fifty nearly globe-shaped 
fruits for every hiU. Its color is an intense 
glowing scarlet, ripening to the stem without 
crack or black spot. As a general-season 
Tomato, we know of no other which can 
equal Bonny Best either for home or com- 
mercial use. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., V4lb. 
$1.50, lb. $6, postpaid. 

1005 Special-Stock 
Bonny Best 


As has been our custom in the past, we 
have made a special selection from our 
Bonny Best crop for seed for forcing pur- 
poses. This stock is the result of individual- 
hill selection by our Tomato expert. The 
requirements for this selection, before ac- 
ceptance, are size, tonnage, uniformity ot 
ripening, resistance to disease, and color. 
Our Special-Stock Bonny Best for Forcing 
is recommended to every Tomato-grower in the United 
States. We not only recommend it ourselves but know 
that it is being recommended by hundreds of greenhouse 
men who have tried it and who have had success with it. 
Pkt. 25 cts., oz. SI, l^lb. $3.50, lb. $12.50, postpaid. 

Messrs. Blake & Thomas, of Wichita, Kansas, 
wrote us as follows: 

Gentlemen: We are using your Special-Stock Bonny Best 
Tomato for forcing inside and have had very good results this 
season, the plants averaging $1 each. We shall want some seed for 
setting the fall crop after a little, so thought we had better put in 
an order. Wish you would write and let us know at once if you 
have any of this special stock. Please reserve us J^Ib. of the seed 
and we will send check for it at once. 


stokes' Bonny Best Tomatoes (reduced one-third) 

Earliana, the Earliest Tomato under cultivation 

1010 Johnson & Stokes' Edrlidna Tomato 



We take an especial pride in the Earliana, for we have felt that we had a reputation to hold up concerning it, as our predecessors 
were directly responsible for its naming and introduction back in the nineties. There are very few Tomato-growers who do not know 
the Earliana, and regardless of all its weaknesses, which are due entirely to its earliness, it is the most largely grown early Tomato 
the country over. The great difficulty of selecting for extremely early specimens usually brings trouble of some sort, either in small 
specimens or in inferior quality. Although the Earliana is liable to crack around the stem and is, perhaps, not so good-flavored as 
the Bonny Best, it, nevertheless, has proved to be one of the very best money-makers on the farm. The ideal selection which we are 
working for is a large, smooth, extremely early type not subject to cracking or spotting, and taken from the most prolific vines. Not 
all of the Earliana Tomato seed which is offered at the present time is stock which will grow a profitable crop. Planters should exer- 
cise extreme care not to allow their stock to deteriorate from year to year. The introduction of new, well-bred seed at least every 
three years is the duty of every Tomato-grower. As compared to Bonny Best, Earliana will ripen a portion of its crop four or five 
davs ahead of the Bonny Best! Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 45 cts., Vilb. $1.50, lb. $4.25, postpaid. 

1020 Greater Baltimore 

A variety somewhat similar to Stone and constantly growing 
in favor among all classes of our trade. It is an excellent main- 
crop market variety. It is very firm and solid and will prove to 
be a good shipper. It will mature some two weeks after Earliana. 
The fruits are produced in large clusters at each joint; when ripe 
they are of a beautiful brilliant red and practically without core. 
The seed offered has been grown on our Windermoor Farm and 
has proved to be of the verv truest type obtainable. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 45 cts., l^lb. $1.50, lb. $4.25, postpaid. 

1022 Stone (Red Rock) 

Perhaps the standard main-crop Tomato for all purposes. It is 
cpiite similar to Greater Baltimore but differs in some respects. 
The fruits are solid, nearly round but slightly flattened, have a 
very small seed-cavity and are exceptionally uniform in size. 
Stone is very prolific and has proved a tremendous money- 
maker the countrv over. As a slicing variety it is unsurpassed. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., Vilb. $1.25, lb. $4, postpaid. 

1024 Matchless 

A variety particularly recommended for short market ship- 
ments, as it is not quite so solid as the Stone described in first 
column. Matchless is a vigorous grower, producing fruits of a 
rich cardinal color, free from core and of superb flavor. Match- 
less is particularly recommended for the home-garden, and it has 
a reputation for retaining the size of its fruits late in the sCcison. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., 141b. $1.25, lb. $4, postpaid. 

1026 Enormous 

Growers desiring the largest Tomato possible should plant 
Enormous, for it is well named. The fruits are, perhaps, the 
largest of any Tomato under cultivation and although not par- 
ticularly solid it will stand a fair amount of handling, but long- 
distance shipping is not recommended for this variety. Its 
color is a rich, deep red, and the quality excellent. A profitable 
"near-by" market sort. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vi^b. $1.65, 
lb. $5.25, postpaid. 

1025 Dwarf Stone 

A bright scarlet variety. One of the largest-fruited of all dwarf Tomatoes. The fruits will average 4 inches in diameter and 2J^ 
inches in depth. They are produced on very stocky tree-like vines which are capable of bearing a heavy crop of Tomatoes without the 
necessity of trellising the crop. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., V^lh. $1.25, lb. $4, postpaid. 


Stokes* Standard Seeds^ ^^j^ (Jarden pARM 


1030 Stokes' Standard Globe 


An extra-early Tomato distinctly of the globe type. Its color is a beautiful and uniform 
purple-pink and its quality is superb. As a slicing Tomato we know of no superior. Stokes' 
Standard Globe is one of the very best shipping sorts that we know of, for it may be picked 
when green and hard and by the time it is put on sale tliree or four days later it will be in beauti- 
ful condition. Our strain of Globe will average 144 to the crate which is the standard carrier. 
The vines are exceptionally strong and vigorous and have been selected for blight resistance. 
AH the seed saved is from selected fruit. We cannot recommend this 
Tomato too highly either for southern shipments or for northern green- 
house work. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., 141b. $1.25, lb. $4, postpaid. 

Home-garden planters have found S. S. Globe to serve their needs admirably well. 
Don't pass it up again if you have never tried it 

1031 Livingston's Beauty 

A Tomato in large demand where a pink or purple of standard size is 
desired. It is a standard main-season sort which will produce large ton- 
nage to the acre under proper conditions. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., V^l^* 
$1.25, lb. $4, postpaid. 

1032 June Pink 


June Pink is an extra-early Tomato resembling in appearance and habit of growth the 
Earliana in almost every particular except in its color. It is an enormously productive sort 
and develops good-sized fruits throughout the season. Its color is a bright, attractive pink, 
and under conditions where earliness comes above everything else, we could not advise a 
better variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 33 cts., Vi^b. $1.25, lb. $4, postpaid. 

1036 Ponderosa 


A main-season purple Tomato, bearing very large fruits ripening close up to the stem throughout the entire crop. The vigorous 
and strong-growing vines are not subject to blight or rust. Poncierosa is particularly in demand in many eastern and soutiiern markets. 
It is unexcelled for cooking or slicing and is recommended for either commercial or home-garden purposes. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 40 cts., 
141b. $1.65, lb. $5.25, postpaid. 

1040 Yellow Plum 

S. Glohe Tomato 

The fruits average IJ/2 inches in length and }/•> incii 
This is the most desirable sort for pickling. Pkt. 5 cts. 

Ponderosa Tomatoes 

in diameter. They are of a bright lemon-yellow and of excellent flavor, 
oz. 25 cts., Vilb. 90 cts., lb. $3.25, postpaid. 

1041 Yellow Pear 

Similar to Red Pear, except 
that it is yellow. Pkt. 5c., oz. 
25c., V^lb. 90c., lb. $3.25, ppd. 

1044 Red Plum 

Similar to Yellow Plum, ex- 
cept that it is red. Pkt. 5c., oz. 
25c., Vilb. 90c., lb. $3.25, ppd. 

1045 Red Pear 

The fruit is a bright red, ot 
true pear-shape and of rich 
flavor. We prefer the Red Pear 
to the Red Plum, which is 
sometimes sold under this name. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., V^lb. 
90 cts., lb. $3.25, postpaid. 

1046 Red Cherry 

Very small fruits about one- 
half inch in diameter and of a 
bright scarlet color. Used for 
pickling. Pkt. 5c., oz. 25 cts., 
Vilb. 90 cts., lb. $3.25, ppd. 


Stokes Seed Farms Qdivit^any, MqQRestown, New Jersey * 


The cultivation of Turnips is much more important to the average farmer than many realize, as they may be planted after several 
other crops, or sown at the last cultivation of various crops, maturing in time for fall and winter feeding with scarcely any extra 
expense. Many farmers could well adopt a system of crop rotation which would allow a limited area to be sown to this crop. Tur- 
nips mature in from six to eight weeks, permitting seed to be sown in July and August, and maturing before the severe frosts 
set in. Many sheepmen make a practice of raising quite a few acres of Turnips for a green winter feed which is very appetizing 
to their flocks. Such a practice is carried out extensively in England and elsewhere, where large flocks are kept over the winter. 
Turnips, however, are used not only by the sheepmen, but they make a very desirable and palatable winter feed for all other classes of 
live stock. If farmers do not already make a practice of growing Turnips or Rutabagas to feed during th^ winter, we would strongly 
advise them to include one of these crops in next year's operations. We feel sure they will be amply repaid for any little extra expense 
and time put in with this crop. 

Culture. — Like most root crops, the Turnip does best on a sandy soil, but may be sown on practically all types of land. If an 
early crop is desired, the seed should be sown as early as the ground can be prepared, or if a late fall crop is desired, sow the seed in 
July or August. For mark t use, seed should be sown in drills 12 to 14 inches apart, or 24 to 30 inches if horse cultivation is practised. 
A common mistake with Turnips is to sow the seed too thickly, making unnecessary expense in thinning. For the early crop plants 
should be 2}-2 to 3 inches apart, or if the large late varieties are planted, 4 to 5 inches between the plants will give the roots plenty 
of room for their development. Cover the seeds from 3^ to of an inch deepu When broadcasting is practised for the late crop, 
seed should be planted at the rate of about 2 pounds to the acre, covering it with a rake or fine-toothed cultivator. 

To the near failure of the European Turnip crop may be ascribed the prevailing high prices, as there is very little stock on hand 
in the United States. For this reason it is necessary for us entirely to 
eliminate three old standard varieties which we have been carrying, viz.. 
Purple Top Milan, Yellow or Amber Globe, and Long Cowhorn. We hope 
to have these back in their proper places another year. 

1050 Purple Top White Globe 

This variety is very often spoken of as the Red Top White Globe and is 
probably in larger demand than any other Turnip. It is used for either 
table or stock purposes, but should be pulled accordingly. It will be about 
ten days later in maturing than the Purple Top Milan but grows to a larger 
size and has a more attractive shape, the top half being a beautiful reddish 
purple and the part under ground a pure ivory-white. It is a very highly 
recommended strain. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilt>' 60 cts., lb. $2, ppd. 

1051 Early Purple Top Flat 


Also known as Early Red Top Flat. An early flat Turnip of the very 
finest quality, and slightly larger but in many respects very similar to the 
Purple Top Milan. The roots should be prepared for the table when not 
larger than 2}^ inches in diameter, but for stock purposes they may be 
grown considerably larger. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^lh. 60 cts., lb. $2, ppd. 

Pmple Top White Globe Turnip 

1054 Purple Top Yellow Aberdeen 

A standard variety for both table use and stock feeding. The 
attractive yellow surface of this variety is crowned with a beau- 
tiful deep purple. It is one of the later-maturing sorts. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 15 cts., V4lb. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

1056 Pomeranian White Globe 

A standard variety in demand in certain sections in the 
United States. Color pure white for stock or table use. Pop- 
ular in the southern sections. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vilh. 
60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 


The "Swede" or "Russian Turnips" require a long season in which to grow. The seed, in the latitude of Philadelphia, should be 
sown by the middle of July. The flesh is very solid, of rich flavor, and the Rutabagas keep in fine condition through the winter if 
buried in the ground below frost. They furnish a valuable, clean food for cattle during the winter months. The foliage is distinct 
from that of the early Turnips, having long, deeply lobed leaves and smooth surface. 

1070 American Purple Top Yellow 

An excellent strain, and the variety usually sold in this country. It is imported from France and will produce excellent 
results of somewhat the same character of Turnip as the Purple Top Globe previously described. The seed is of high germination, 
and, for general purposes, will give a splendid account of itself. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^ih. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 


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Cabbage, Chinese .... 9 

Carrot 10 

Cauliflower 11 

Celeriac 13 

Celery 12, 13 

Chard, Swiss 7 


Chicory 18 

Collards 18 

Corn Salad 18 

Corn, Sweet 14, 15 

Cress 18 

Cucumber 16, 17 

Dandelion 18 

Eggplant 18 

Endive 18 

Endive, French 18 

Gherkin 17 

Kale 19 

Kohlrabi 19 


Leek 19 

Lettuce 20, 21 

Mangel- Wurzel 7 

Melon, Honey Dew . . . .22 

.Muskmelon 22 

Mustard 25 

Okra 25 

Onions 24, 25 

Onion Sets 25 

Parsley 28 

Parsnip 28 

Peas 26, 27 


Pepper 29 

Pe-Tsai 9 

Pumpkin 28 

Radish 30. 31 

Rhubarb 31 

Rutabaga 36 

Salsify 31 

Spinach 32 

Squash 32 

Tomatoes 33~35 

Turnip 36 

Watermelon 23 

1Q 1 S r)Aliv«^r%/ Arrannf^m^^nf-c A' prices quoted in this catalog we will deliver, without charge, to any address in the United 
C7 I O LrCII VCI y rtl I CllliJdIldllS States, its colonies, and foreign countries with which we have paxcel-post arrangements, all vegetable 
and flower seeds as listed in this catalog by the packet, ounce, quarter-pound, half-pound, pound, half -pint, pint and quart. On all seeds as listed at half-peck, 
peck or bushel, and on all roots and farm seeds, additional delivery charges should be included as per parcel-post, express or freight rates as quoted. Calculate 
peas and beans at 15 pounds per peck and 60 pounds per bushel; com at 13 pounds per peck and 50 pounds per bushel. All half-pecks, pecks and bushels 
will be sent collect unless allowance is made in remittance. When small seeds are wanted promptly for hotbed purposes they will be forwarded by post if we 
are especially requested to do so. Otherwise it will be of considerable assistance to our Shipping Department to have everything to forward in one shipment. 
The following rates are quoted for the convenience of our customers and the freight and express rates are subject to change. They are given merely as a 
guide to show what the approximate charges on shipments will be. 


ZONES 1 and 2, 150 Miles 



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11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20I2I 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 



29 30 31 32 33 34 
33 34 35 36 37 38 

26 27128 
30 31 32 

35 36137 38 39 40141 42 
39 40141 42 43 44 45 46 

43 44 45 46 47 
47 48 49 50 51 

48149 50 
52153 54 



ZONE 3, 300 Miles 


ZONE 4, 600 Miles 


ZONE 5, 1,000 Miles 


ZONE 6, 1,400 Miles 


ZONE 7, 1,800 Miles 


ZONE 8, Over 1,800 Miles 





81 91 1.01 
96 1.08 1.20 











36 38 40 







From MOORESTOWN to 5 lbs. 10 lbs. 20 lbs. 

Harrisburg, Pa $0 25 $0 25 $0 30 

Pittsburgh, Pa_. 

Columbus, Ohio 

Chicago, 111 

St. Louis, Mo 

Omaha, Neb 

Denver, Colo 

New Haven, Conn 





1 20 





1 43 





1 80 






1 92 






2 78 






4 48 







50 lbs. 100 lbs. 100 lbs. 
$0 54 $0 87 $0 35 
1 65 


Boston, Mass 

Washington, D. C 

Richmond, Va 

Charleston, S. C* 

Memphis, Tenn 

New Orleans, La 

Teimpa, Fla 


5 lbs. 10 lbs. 20 lbs. 


50 lbs. 100 lbs. 100 lbs. 


SO 25 

$0 33 



$1 05 

$0 35 











1 05 







2 03 







2 37 







3 23 







2 87 

1 06 




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FES 2 191S 



Over five hundred carloads from 
our famous Stokes Standard strain 
shipped during 1917 

Price, per pkt. lOc, oz. 40c., oz. $1.40 
Vilb. $4.75, lb. $15 

Stokes Seed Farms Co. 



Most Profitable 

Pkt. lOc, oz. 50c. 
Vi\b. $1.60; lb. $6